Despite tweet, Zuma keeps silent about providing his taxpayer information

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The Public Protector has still not received confirmation from former president Jacob Zuma that she may access his tax records — despite a tweet from Zuma’s twitter account in November.

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and the commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (Sars), Edward Kieswetter, are in a court battle after Kieswetter refused to provide Mkhwebane with the former president’s tax information, saying it would be unlawful. When the dispute first emerged in the public domain, in November 2019, Zuma entered the fray via Twitter, saying: “If the @PublicProtector wants to see my SARS records she is free to do so … if she wants my records, she must have them.

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