Saturday, 16 November 2019 09:03

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane said Minister of State Security Ayanda Dlodlo has handed her a redacted version of the Inspector General of Intelligence (IGI) report, which found that the so-called SARS "rogue unit" was unlawful. 

"In a settlement reached in terms of Rule 43 of the Uniform Rules of Court, Minister Dlodlo offered advocate Mkhwebane a redacted version of the report on, November 4, 2019," the Office of the Public Protector said in a statement.

In October, she filed an affidavit in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria saying Dlodlo, whom she addressed as the "applicant", had promised to give her a declassified copy of the report as part of her separate investigation into the "rogue unit", but had "failed to do so"

Meanwhile the former SARS enforcement boss Johann van Loggerenberg said that he will be challenging the hotly contested 2014 top-secret Inspector General of Intelligence (IGI) report into the "rogue unit" in a bid to have it set aside.

This follows announcement by the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane that she has been handed a redacted version of the report by State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo.

"I shall be challenging the report in court in due course to seek to have it reviewed and set aside. During this process I shall demonstrate these lies and cover-ups," said Van Loggerenberg in a statement.

With the report now in PP's possession, Van Loggerenberg said the report is riddled with "lies, disinformation and fraudulent claims".

Van Loggerenberg charges: "At this stage, it should be noted that the report fails to reflect on any facts and evidence registered by me on 25 August, 15 September and 29 September 2014 with the Inspector-General of Intelligence and completely relies on hearsay, vague, false and defamatory allegations …"

"I deny every single adverse allegation contained therein. I would suggest no person take it serious for any purpose whatsoever, redacted or not," Van Loggerenberg added.