It seems the Nugent commission of inquiry to probe tax administration and governance at Sars faces an uphill battle in its quest to have those alleged to have aided and abetted suspended commissioner Tom Moyane at the revenue collection agency shed light on a battery of charges of malfeasance.
Largely regarded as Moyane’s hatchet man, senior executive responsible for employee relations Luther Lebelo failed to assist the commission get a grip on the rot at Sars while Moyane was at the helm.
The commission, established by President Cyril Ramaphosa, is tasked with looking at a range of illegal practices during Moyane’s four-year term until his suspension in March this year.
Lebelo either forgot or had no recollection of transactions or actions where he was often directly involved.
“I don’t know.” Lebelo said this many times during his testimony on Thursday.