Mkhwebane, Sars set for court battle over Zuma tax information


JOHANNESBURG – Legal fights between Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and South African Revenue Service (Sars) Commissioner Edward Kieswetter appear to be far from over.In the latest battle, Mkwebane has filed a notice to oppose Kieswetter’s court bid to stop her from obtaining former President Jacob Zuma‘s personal tax affairs.

Mkhwebane subpoenaed the tax-collecting agency to get information related to undeclared money Zuma received during his presidency.Former Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane requested that the Public Protector investigate the matter.Public Protector’s spokesperson Oupa Segalwe said Mkwebane would soon file her answering affidavit to Sars in the matter concerning Zuma’s tax information.

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