SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

South African Revenue Services (SARS) Commissioner Tom Moyane and as yet unnamed Hawks officials have been accused of plotting to have former finance minister Pravin Gordhan criminally charged.

SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

Pravin Gordhan

The plot allegedly aimed to provide an excuse to have Gordhan fired and removed from cabinet.

These allegations have come to the fore in an affidavit by Vlok Symington, a SARS official who approached the High Court to have disciplinary proceedings against him by SARS stopped.

Symington is best known as the author of a legal report which lay the basis for fraud charges against Gordhan to be withdrawn. EWN.co.za reports that Symington was thrust into the spotlight last year when he was held hostage by Hawks officials.

SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

SARS commissioner Tom Moyane

Symington claimed that while he was being held against his will by the Hawks officials who demanded that he return confidential documents they had mistakenly given to him, the same officials told him they knew about his report but had withheld it from the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).

Symington said that Moyane should have been aware of the report because it was filed in company records. He added that he believed that the document was deliberately withheld from evidence so Gordhan could be removed from cabinet.

Symington states Hawks and SARS were fully aware of his memo which exonerated Gordhan but they withheld it from NPA.

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    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged

    SARS commissioner and Hawks officials accused of plotting to have Gordhan charged