CAPE TOWN – Judgment has been reserved in the matter between Candice van der Merwe and the SA Revenue Commission (Sars), heard in the Tax Court, sitting in Cape Town on Friday.
The application by Candice van der Merwe to reclaim the R44m paid by her under protest to Sars in 2016, assisted by her father Gary van der Merwe who argued it on her behalf before Judge Rogers, was heard behind closed doors, in camera, today at the Cape Town High Court.
Attending the hearing, along with Van der Merwe and his daughter Candice, was attorney Tim Dunn, who acts for them in other matters.
Gary van der Merwe said: “I thought the matter went well and that everyone got a fair hearing. Both parties cases were argued well and got a full ventilation. The parties argued highly technical, procedural arguments, which will require a decision from the court.”
While they wait for the outcome of this application, they are confident that the other cases in which they are suing SARS for a total of R7.6bn will be driven forward as quickly as possible.