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Bain and Company urged to reveal collaborators in SARS – SABC News

Civil society group, Active Citizens Movement (ACM), is calling on management consultancy Bain and Company to reveal who it collaborated with to undermine the operations of the South African Revenue Service (SARS).

ACM reacted to the Treasury’s decision to impose a 10-year ban on the US company from doing business with the public sector in South Africa.

Bain has been charged with fraud and corruption related to his dealings with SARS during former President Jacob Zuma’s tenure.

ACM executive committee member Aslam Mayat welcomed the ban.

Mayat says, “You have Atholl Williams, a lone crusader. He had to flee the country while Business Leadership South Africa welcomed Bain as a member. Our own NPA (National Prosecuting Authority) did nothing, despite two commissions, the Nugent and Zondo reports. Bain refunded the SARS money, but according to SARS, they did not cooperate in helping our law enforcement or SARS in trying to hold people to account.

VIDEO: Public Interest SA Chairman Tebogo Khaas says it’s appalling that the Treasury took so long to bar Bain from government contracts:

State Capture

In August, anti-apartheid activist Lord Peter Hain said he was encouraged by the first part of the State Capture Commission’s report stating that he shines the spotlight on Bain, for their deliberate dismantling of SARS during Commissioners Tom’s tenure. Moyan and Zuma.

In the report, presented to President Cyril Ramaphosa, Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo recommended that Moyane be charged with perjury in connection with allegedly false evidence presented in parliament.

Lord Hain said it was very worrying that Bain was receiving large fees because of SARS and that is why he is taking action in the UK.

VIDEO: In August, Lord Peter Hain was interviewed on the State Capture report:

Reporting by Taliesha Naidoo and Tashlan Naidoo