Bain & Company partner Athol Williams’s article “Jump into the fire to quell corporate pyre”, published on June 27, justifies his choice to rejoin the company when “many are running from Bain”, but fails to answer the real question facing him and the company’s leadership in Boston: when will Bain tell the whole truth about its role in attempting to capture and destroy the capacity of the SA Revenue Service (Sars)?

Bain’s contribution in facilitating state capture in SA is unforgivable. We must not be blinded by Bain’s PR gloss, which is now in full swing. Bain’s role in “restructuring” Sars in 2014 not only nearly destroyed Sars but also destroyed the livelihood of many officials it identified “to neutralise”. ..

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