Sars commissioner: Sikhakhane report isn't ready for Parly

MPs were not given the report, which contains findings of an investigation panel led by Muzi Sikhakhane.

FILE: MPs were not given a copy of the report, which contains the findings of an investigation panel led by Advocate Muzi Sikhakhane. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - South African Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner, Tom Moyane, on Wednesday said the Sikhakhane report, which found that a covert unit was illegal triggering disciplinary steps and the suspension of key top officials, would be provided to Members of Parliament (MPs) "at the appropriate time".

Moyane, accompanied by Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas and other officials briefed Parliament's Standing Committee on Finance on the report on Wednesday.

MPs were not given a copy of the report, which contains the findings of an investigation panel led by Advocate Muzi Sikhakhane.

Jonas told MPs investigations were continuing.

"The report is inconclusive so it's work in progress in the sense that what it comes up with has to be further investigated."

The inquiry examined the conduct of former Sars investigations head Johann van Loggerenberg and the existence of a so-called rogue unit in Sars that it found was unlawful.

The Sikhakhane report was used to suspend top Sars officials, including Deputy Commissioner Ivan Pillay and Head of Strategic Planning and Risk, Peter Richer.