Sars assists with Krok investigation
Australian tax authorities have asked Sars for help into its probe into Mark Krok.
JOHANNESBURG - The South African Revenue Service (Sars) on Thursday confirmed it's been asked to assist Australian counterparts in a R200 million investigation against businessman Mark Krok.
The South African businessman is accused of tax evasion and fraud.
Krok has denied the charges.
Sars spokesperson Marika Muller would not be drawn on whether any local investigations are underway.
She says the affairs of taxpayers can't be discussed in public.
"We have been and are assisting our Australian counterparts on this particular matter. We aren't in a position to go into details at this stage."
The Krok family made their fortunes by selling skin-lightening creams during the apartheid era and later, by building a property and gambling empire.