Makwakwa cleared on all wrongdoing and now back at SARS

Cape Town – The South African Revenue Services (SARS) has confirmed that its suspended second-hand-in-command Jonas Makwakwa will return to work on Wednesday.

It’s been more or less a year since Makwakwa was suspended from SARS, he will return to work on the 1st of November.

Makwakwa was suspended after a Financial Intelligent Centre (FIC) submitted a report to SARS, that report contained very serious accusations against Makwakwa. He was suspended with full pay and benefits by Tom Moyane the Commissioner of SARS.

In a statement on Monday, SARS said in a statement it required legal opinion on the matter and that “renowned international firm Hogan Lovells” was chosen to investigate these allegations. The statements also stated that Hogan Lovells later submitted a report. According to what Lovells found the statement recommended that action to be taken against Makwakwa.

During the hearing Hogan Lovells then appointed Advocate Terry Motau, to be the chair of the hearing.

A final report was later submitted by Advocate Terry Motau stated that Makwakwa is not guilty on any of the charges laid against him.

The statement released by SARS also went on to say that “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.”

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