‘Unlawful’ KPMG South Africa under fire


SOUTH AFRICA’S tax agency on Monday (18) accused KPMG of “unethical” and “unlawful” behaviour in withdrawing a report that sug­gested the former finance minister ran a rogue unit to spy on political leaders. The global auditor cleared out its South Afri­can leadership en masse last Friday (15) after damning findings from an internal investiga­tion into work done for businessmen friends of president Jacob Zuma. KPMG’s investigation into its work for the Guptas, accused by a public watchdog of im­properly influencing government contracts, identified no evidence of crimes or corruption, but found that work done for Gupta family firms “fell considerably…

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