South Africa – ANC now targeting revenue service for purge; anger over ANC T-shirts

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Elements of the ruling party appear to be driving a campaign to bring the revenue service to heel.

The ubiquitous Zuma T-shirts that cost the ANC R118-million, of which R41-million was for customs duty. (Madelene Cronjé, M&G)

Holding up a multimillion-rand consignment of ANC campaign T-shirts before the April elections was one of the factors that fed into the leadership purge of the South African Revenue Service (Sars), amaBhungane has been told.

The allegations have turned the spotlight on a Taiwanese-born South African businessperson, Jen Chih “Robert” Huang, who has links to the Zuma family.

Three sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, say Huang was instrumental in supplying a huge consignment of T-shirts from China to the ANC before the elections. They say the consignment was stopped on entry to the country pending the payment of duties and taxes.

They claim that Zuma’s legal advisor, Michael…

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