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Gordhan seeks legal recourse on KPMG issue

Saturday 16 September 2017 07:04

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Pravin Gordhan and others have been negatively affected by the now withdrawn KPMG findings.

Pravin Gordhan and others have been negatively affected by the now withdrawn KPMG findings.(SABC)

Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and other former SARS executives mentioned in the KPMG report are seeking legal recourse.

Former SARS spokesperson Adrian Lackay has confirmed Gordhan and his former colleagues are seeking legal advice after KPMG withdrew its report linking them to the alleged "Rogue Unit" within the South African Revenue Service.

Several senior KPMG staff have resigned over the matter.

Lackay says Gordhan and others have been negatively affected by the now withdrawn KPMG findings.

He says, "Gordhan and my former SARS colleagues want to study the content of the report, secondly to obtain proper legal advice."

"To this day, they were not given any opportunity to answer the allegations against them," adds Lackay.

Meanwhile, KPMG has been urged to come out and fully disclose its role in assisting with State capture. The company announced sweeping changes at senior management after damning findings of an internal investigation into work done for the Gupta family.

The company has allowed key senior partners to leave the company to save what is left of its embattled reputation. Experts say the company should open up entirely to South Africans, who are the main victims of State capture.

The company plans to donate the R40 million it earned in fees from Gupta-controlled firms to charity.

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