SARS has issued a lengthy rebuttal of claims by the Mail&Guardian newspaper that a nephew of its commissioner, Tom Moyane, was granted a debt collection contract that could pay back R220m.The M&G reported that Nhlamulo Ndhlela’s company, Lekgotla Outsourcing, was part of Lekgotla Trifecta Collections, which won a contract to collect billions in tax payer debt."A subsequent amaBhungane investigation has discovered the family relationship between Sars commissioner Moyane and Ndhlela, and that this was not disclosed to Sars’s bid adjudication committee on the mandatory conflict of interest form."Businessperson Mabayo “Joe” Ndhlela is Moyane’s brother and Nhlamulo Ndhlela’s father."The SARS statement said: "SARS places on record that as a result of the deliberate non-disclosure by LTC, when the tender was awarded, its Commissioner was not aware that his nephew was a shareholder in LTC."SARS said the report "contains factual inaccuracies and untruths. SARS thus wishes to set the record ...

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