I am in agreement with Nathan Cheiman and judge Dennis Davis (“Ferraris in Clifton: hints of pernicious tax evasion (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/2021-01-12-dennis-davis-ferraris-in-clifton-hints-of-pernicious-tax-evasion/)”, January 12, and “Corruption on four wheels (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/letters/2021-01-14-letter-corruption-on-four-wheels/)”, January 14.) Both sides work hand-in-hand because the looting enriches certain people without them having to pay tax on their gains.

When one considers that all taxes are paid by individuals in some guise or other, and knowing that such taxes are being looted, (stolen by politically connected individuals), the individuals paying the taxes develop an aversion towards paying tax in the first place. This weakens tax morality...

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