Johannesburg - The Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) on Thursday struck the former audit partner at KPMG Jacques Wessels, from its register after he was found guilty of misconduct.
Wessels was the registered auditor for KPMG responsible for the audits of Linkway Trading, a project management company in the Oakbay Group of companies that project-managed the infamous Gupta wedding in 2013.
The charges included audit work relating to transactions for the Gupta wedding held at Sun City in 2013.
This is the first matter arising from the Gupta Leaks to reach a disciplinary conclusion and sanction after the IRBA's disciplinary committee convened a disciplinary hearing against Wessels in July 2018.
Wessels faced six charges of improper conduct each with several sub-charges. At the commencement of the disciplinary proceedings, Wessels pleaded guilty to all six charges of improper conduct on a qualified basis.