- Johann van Loggerenberg, the former SARS exec at the centre of the SARS rogue unit drama, claims he has proof that Julius Malema asked his help
- Apparently, Malema wanted van Loggerenberg to help with his tax affairs (via his attorney)
- Van Loggerenberg also claims Malema accepted that the narrative of the rogue unit was false
The ex-SARS executive who finds himself in the middle of the rogue unit drama, Johann van Loggerenberg, claimed that he has emails recorded phone calls proving Julius Malema asked his help regarding his taxes.
According to a report by News24, Malema and van Loggerenberg met at a hotel (the Sheraton) in 2010. It was here that van Loggerenberg tried to explain why the rogue unit narrative wasn't true.
News24 quoted van Loggerenberg as saying:
"I have emails, recorded phone calls as recorded by myself, and self-made recordings of interactions between the attorney for Mr Julius Malema, namely Mr Tumi Mokwena, who made contact with me on March 3, 2015, on behalf of his client soon after I left SARS"
"It specifically concerned Mr Malema's dispute with SARS at that time. I met with Mr Mokwena three times at his request."
Briefly.co.za gathered that Malema admitted to the meeting, and said he was in a meeting with ex-deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay and then-commissioner Oupa Magashula, in which he told them to get lost.
The Citizen reports Malema said:
"I said to them it’s wrong to target people based on their political affiliation. Pillay said to me that he had helped sort out Zuma’s tax affairs, so how could I say they were targeting Zuma people?"
The EFF leader says there was an attempt to intimidate him with his tax details.
"But I told them to f*ck off, that if there was issues with my tax they should send me a letter."
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