Daily Maverick Mail - Jonas Makwakwa and Kelly-Ann Elskie 2017/11/17, 9)45 AM

Pauli van Wyk <pauli@dailymaverick.co.za>

Jonas Makwakwa and Kelly-Ann Elskie
SARSMedia <SARSMedia@sars.gov.za> Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 4:43 PM
To: Pauli van Wyk <pauli@dailymaverick.co.za>, SARSMedia <SARSMedia@sars.gov.za>
Cc: SARSMedia <SARSMedia@sars.gov.za>

MEDIA STATEMENT

JONAS MAKWAKWA TO RETURN TO SARS
PRETORIA, Monday 30 October 2017 – SARS wishes to announce that after approximately a year in
suspension, Chief Officer: Business & Individual Tax (BAIT), Mr Jonas Makwakwa, will return to the organisation
with effect from 1 November 2017.

In September 2016, the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) submitted a report to SARS containing some serious
allegations against Mr Makwakwa.

SARS sought an outside legal opinion on the matter. The Commissioner, Mr Tom Moyane took the decision to
suspend Mr Makwakwa pending an independent investigation into the allegations.

To ensure transparency, independence and integrity of the process, a renowned international law firm, Hogan
Lovells was appointed to investigate the matter.

Hogan Lovells submitted an investigation report which recommended that disciplinary action be taken against Mr
Makwakwa. The law firm, Hogan Lovells then appointed a highly esteemed and renowned senior counsel,
Advocate Terry Motau, to chair the hearing.

SARS wishes to confirm that, Advocate Motau, SC has submitted the final report which found that Mr Makwakwa
was not guilty of any of the charges levelled against him.

This concludes the disciplinary action against Mr Makwakwa. As result SARS will immediately implement the
outcome of the hearing as is. He will return to SARS to resume his position as CO: BAIT with effect from 1
November 2017.

Contact sarsmedia@sars.gov.za or call Sandile Memela 082 800 3750.

SARS Media

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