South African Revenue Service (Sars) second-in-command Jonas Makwakwa remained under suspension as the investigation into the “suspicious and unusual” cash payments made into his bank accounts had not yet been completed, the tax authority said on Monday.
The investigation is being undertaken by law firm Hogan Lovells. Sars commissioner Tom Moyane has indicated that Sars would act on its findings.
Makwakwa and Sars employee Kelly-Ann Elskie — his girlfriend — were suspended last year pending an investigation into alleged suspicious deposits into their bank accounts. Makwakwa, who is Sars executive for business and individual taxes, is alleged to have deposited R1.2-million in various bank accounts between 2010 and 2016, while R450 200 was allegedly deposited into Elskie’s bank account.
This article first appeared on Business Live