Ivan Pillay to have talks with Sars boss at CCMA
Ivan Pillay was suspended last week after an earlier suspension was overturned by the Labour Court.
JOHANNESBURG - South African Revenue Service (Sars) Deputy Commissioner Ivan Pillay and his employer are due back at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) today in a bid to find a solution over his suspension.
Pillay was suspended last week after an earlier suspension was overturned by the Labour Court.
Sars head Tom Moyane said he had suspended his deputy because of findings over his role in a rogue intelligence unit. A panel which earlier investigated the claims against the unit said it made no such findings against Pillay. Last year, Moyane said he had based his decision to suspend Pillay on the panel's probe.
Last week Pillay and Sars met to try and resolve their differences. Hours before the sessions started, Pillay was suspended for a second time.
The parties then agreed to have a reconciliation session today.
Moyane says this is a tricky issue to handle.
"It is a complex case, most of our cases are but in this case, you focus mainly on the interest of both parties and as the commissioner, you try to find common ground between the two."
Pillay has maintained he has done nothing wrong and what's being called a rogue spy unit did nothing illegal.
Moyane has suspended other officials and stopped executive committee meetings since he became commissioner. He replaced Oupa Magashule who stepped down after being linked to a controversial convicted drug dealer.