Johannesburg - Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has hit back at former senior SA Revenue Service (Sars) officials who are demanding a retraction of comments she made about the so-called “rogue unit” at the tax collecting authority.
Mkhwebane was reacting to a legal letter of demand served on her by former Sars officials Ivan Pillay and Johan van Loggerenberg on Friday.
Pillay and Van Loggerenberg served her with an urgent demand asking her to immediately retract the comments she made on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter accounts on June 3 this year.
The pair were also demanding that Mkhwebane retract and apologise for comments she made when she addressed in her official capacity a gala dinner of the South African Sheriff Society at the Highlands Golf and Trout Estate at Dullstroom in Mpumalanga on June 7.
In their complaint, Pillay and Van Loggerenberg say in the YouTube video, Mkhwebane had falsely alleged that “when it comes to issues of the rogue unit, people have lost lives, people have been tainted and I think that is still going to happen”.