SARS: Ramaphosa, Phala Phala tax compliant

SARS: Ramaphosa, Phala Phala tax compliant

The South African Revenue Service confirmed on Monday that it was unable to find any record of the money brought into the country by Sundanese businessman Hazim Mustafa. 

Cyril Ramaphosa Phala Phala
AFP Stefan Heunis

The revelation followed a Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) request by DA leader John Steenhuisen.

Mustafa brought a large amount of money into the country in December 2019, and later paid $580 000 in cash to President Cyril Ramaphosa's Phala Phala farm as a payment for cattle.

READ: SARS says no record of Phala Phala dollars entering SA

In a statement on Tuesday, the tax authority stated that it continues to treat every taxpayer with the confidentiality granted in law.

"To date, audits have been concluded without any adverse tax findings. SARS wishes to confirm that the taxpayers are compliant with their tax obligations to date.

"SARS has always assured the public that we act without fear, favour or prejudice and will continue to do so in respect of any taxpayer and trader regardless of their position or place in society, this level of professional integrity, beyond reproach, is fundamental to the public having confidence in SARS," the statement read.

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