Van Loggerenberg added it was only during final arguments in the high court matter that it emerged she might have been in possession of it all along.
“When you listen to this conversation where reference is made to that tiny little investigative unit at the revenue services, that was shut down in 2014, of six officials, she refers to it as a rogue, a monster that must be defeated.
“And she states it as a fact that this unit of six people still exists in January 2019, five months prior to concluding her investigation ... What concerns me in a general sense is that we seemingly have more than 180 people who are deep cover agents, sleepers or code workers, with all sorts of sophisticated listening devices, homes and trash full of dollars and pounds and SA rands.
“Multiple passports are off the radar and some of them are situated in state-owned enterprises, government departments, the very people that are meant to protect you in the police, have people infiltrated and the records of all of these people were destroyed by [former officials] in the State Security Agency and special operations unit.”
At Sars, there were investigations into some of these people, he said.
The committee heard that counsel had since told MPs that Mkhwebane was in possession of the “an illegally obtained report” that was handed over to the office of the public protector.
Van Loggerenberg said: “The point is Ms Mkhwebane lied about it. If only it had been made public or contained in her report, those implicated parties would have become aware of it. I for one was not even aware that such a report existed. I only became aware of such a report during these proceedings.”
Had he known, he said, he would have taken it on review years ago.
Adv Dali Mpofu interjected, saying if that was the intended answer (to say Mkhwebane lied), “it’s one that they take exception to the insult to Adv Mkhwebane ...”
Mpofu is expected to cross-examine Van Loggerenberg after he concludes his testimony.
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