Johannesburg - The SA Revenue Service was adamant on Thursday that deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay and head of strategic planning Peter Richer were instrumental in the establishment of the so-called “rogue” unit.
“It is common cause that Mr Pillay and Richer were in different degrees instrumental in the institutionalisation, establishment as well as the running of this unit,” Sars's executive for employment relations, Luther Lebelo, said.
“Hence it is prudent and reasonably expected that as the head of the unit he be held responsible for the unit’s activities.”
He was responding to an article in Business Day earlier about the report on the investigation into the covert unit by Muzi Sikhakhane.
According to the paper, the report made no findings of wrongdoing nor recommended any action against Pillay and Richer.