- Former SARS executives who were accused of misconduct were offered handsome settlement packages in exchange for leaving the entity
- One of these executives was Mmamathe Makhekhe-Mokhuane of 'protect me from yourself' fame
- Makhekhe-Mokhuane was reportedly paid R1.8 million to leave the revenue service
Former SARS IT head Mmamathe Makhekhe-Mokhuane and group executive of employee relations, Luther Lebelo, have been offered hefty sums to cut ties with the tax entity.
News24 reports that a mutual agreement between SARS and executives has seen Makhekhe-Mokhuane receiving R1.8 million and Lebelo R1.25 million.
SARS announced that it would no longer be pursuing legal action against the pair after a decision had been made to part ways.
July saw Lebelo and two others placed on precautionary suspension, pending the outcomes of disciplinary processes.
Briefly.co.za reported that Mzansi had been up in arms when Makhekhe-Mokhuane had completely botched an interview over SARS' transition to a paperless system.
When approached for comment on the matter, SARS had declined, saying that:
"SARS requests that the privacy of the individuals concerned and the confidentiality of the employer–employee relationship be respected. SARS will not comment further on the matter."
Makhekhe-Mokhuane was originally offered a four-month settlement to resign, which she had later refused. After the interview had gone viral, the exec had been under pressure to accept the best deal on the table.
The matter had then gone on to be heard by the CCMA, with this latest settlement seeing the situation defused.
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