SARS legal head fired with immediate effect over R420m Gupta VAT refund

SARS legal head fired with immediate effect over R420m Gupta VAT refund

- SA's revenue service has announced that it fired its head of legal, Refiloe Mokoena

- Mokoena was found guilty of misconduct linked to the Gupta family

- According to a recent report, Mokoena was dismissed with immediate effect on Friday 15 November

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SARS has terminated the services of its head of legal, Refiloe Mokoena on Friday 15 November, with immediate effect.

This decision came after a disciplinary hearing that was chaired by a senior council member from the Johannesburg Bar, reports TimesLIVE.

Mokoena has been found guilty of serious misconduct and it was recommended that she be dismissed immediately.

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Briefly.co.za learnt that in October the now-dismissed Mokoena was allegedly involved with the granting of an R420 million VAT refund to the Gupta family.

A BusinessLIVE report indicates that SARS asked Mokoena in September to explain why she shouldn't be suspended over the massive refund.

She was one of 5 executives placed on precautionary suspension to await the disciplinary process results.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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