Hon Deputy Speaker, the EFF notes the reports in the Sunday newspapers about the SA Revenue Service and its illicit investigations into persons deemed to be threats to the ANC and its factions. The so-called National Research Group, reports the Sunday Times, was nothing more than a useful tool in the hands of those in power to hunt down and silence people they deemed to be a threat to their unquestionable desire for power, money and autocracy.
This unit employed whatever tactics it could to ensure that it got closer to senior politicians, including our very own commander-in-chief, Julius Malema. It targeted whomever it deemed to be opposing them, whether they were inside or outside the ANC, and it was worse for those who were outside it.
The investigative arm of Sars is involved in illegal activities and is therefore nothing less than a gangster group to harass and suppress. This raises serious doubt about Sars as an impartial player.
The EFF demands the urgent closure of this illegal arm; a proper investigation of all its activities and those whom it targeted, as well as the consequences of such targeting; and that such a report should be tabled in Parliament within a reasonable time.
Is it a coincidence that soon after the commander-in-chief of the EFF started questioning President Zuma's capacity to lead this country, Sars also started with its endless stories relating to his tax affairs?
Lafa elihle kakhulu [Cry, the beloved country]. The ANC is in power. [Time expired.]