Yunus Carrim defends handling of Adrian Lackay's Sars allegations
The chairman of parliament’s finance committee denies that his committee ‘basically did nothing’ with Adrian Lackay’s submission
The leaking of a submission by former SA Revenue Service (Sars) spokesman Adrian Lackay to parliament in 2015 about agency problems under Tom Moyane is said to have caused "huge" tension in the ANC. Lackay, who resigned from Sars shortly before sending the submission, has criticised parliament’s standing committee on finance and the joint standing committee on intelligence for not giving him or his colleagues at Sars who were implicated in the "rogue unit" allegations an opportunity to be heard. Yunus Carrim, chairman of parliament’s finance committee, this week denied that his committee "basically did nothing" with Lackay’s submission. Carrim said at the time the ANC was seeking a political solution to the issues raised, which centred on the "disinformation campaign" alleging a "covert intelligence, rogue" and ostensibly illegal and unlawful investigative unit in the agency.
At the time, former president Jacob Zuma was at the height of his political power with a firm grip on ...
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