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Rogue Unit Report Withdrawn, KPMG Apologises To Gordhan

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International auditing firm KPMG has withdrawn all of its findings‚ recommendations and conclusions around its report into the South African Revenue Service (SARS) “rogue spy unit”. The report was partly instrumental in the downfall of former finance minister Pravin Gordhan‚ who was accused of knowing and endorsing the “rogue unit”. The unit was accused of conducting covert intelligence operations under “Project Sunday Evenings”‚ with its members allegedly spying on‚ among others‚ the National Prosecuting Authority. Allegations around the unit’s work led to Gordhan‚ who was SARS commissioner at the time‚ being criminally charged‚ with the Hawks pursuing a determined criminal battle against him. The National Prosecuting Authority eventually declined to prosecute Gordhan. The allegations saw the suspension‚ and ultimate removal‚ of several senior SARS investigators from the High-Risk Investigation Unit‚ who were conducting multiple investigations into suspected criminals linked to …

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