The big clean-up at the SA Revenue Service (Sars) is imminent. According to sources close to the matter, there are likely to be further far-reaching changes at the tax agency in the wake of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s suspension of commissioner Tom Moyane last week. Speculation within Sars is rife that moves are afoot to bring former deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay back to the institution. And former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas has been widely touted for the post of interim commissioner. The Financial Mail understands that the matter is to be put to cabinet at its next meeting. However, ANC insiders say charges against Pillay complicate his possible return. Earlier this month, Pillay was served with a summons to appear in court over charges linked to the alleged bugging of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) offices in 2007. The charges emanate from the now-discredited KPMG report into the alleged "rogue unit" at Sars. KPMG has since retracted parts of the report and ...

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