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Two arrested at Joburg Airport with almost R5 million worth of rhino horns

JOHANNESBURG, June 12 – Two people were arrested at OR Tambo International Airport after customs officials intercepted two bags with 10 rhino horns with an estimated value of R4.99 million, the South African Revenue Services (Sars) said on Monday. Spokesperson Sandile Memela said that officials intercepted the horns weighing 24.96kg on Sunday. “The discovery was […]

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Zuma tax audit on Nkandla ‘painstakingly slow’, Sars tells MPs

PARLIAMENT, May 23 (ANA) – The South African Revenue Service (Sars) investigation into President Jacob Zuma’s tax liability in relation to his Nkandla homestead was ongoing and “painstakingly slow”, MPs were told on Tuesday. While briefing Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts (Scopa), members of the anti-corruption task team (ACTT), which included SARS commissioner Tom […]

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R2,6-million cocaine bust at OR Tambo

JOHANNESBURG – South African Revenue Service (Sars) Customs officials and the detector dog unit have intercepted 9.16kg of cocaine worth R2.6-million during a search at OR Tambo International Airport. “The goods belonged to a woman in transit travelling from Sao Paulo to Maputo, Mozambique, who claimed to have no check-in baggage,” said Sars spokesperson, Sandile […]