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Attorney pressured to change report on Sars hostage incident, says Symington [Video]

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Vlok Symington told the state capture inquiry that the attorney was hired by Sars to investigate a grievance that he laid against then-Commissioner Tom Moyane’s bodyguard following the incident.

CAPE TOWN – South African Revenue Service (Sars) employee Vlok Symington said that an independent attorney was pressurised by Sars officials to change his report in a bid to have him sacked.

Symington is the official who was held against his will by then-Commissioner Tom Moyane’s bodyguard in an incident involving other Sars officials in 2016.

Symington told the state capture inquiry that the attorney was hired by Sars to investigate a grievance that he laid against Moyane’s bodyguard following the incident.

The attorney’s initial report upheld Symington’s grievance, found against Moyane’s bodyguard and recommended further investigation into his conduct. But later, Symington became aware of an addendum report by the same attorney, which effectively cleared the bodyguard and recommended four …