FSB top dog, Dawood Seedat, resigns suddenly after allegedly receiving R2 million package in parking lot rendezvous.
Prior to joining the FSB, Seedat was a special consultant to Sars’s investigations division. He is known to be particularly close to forensic auditor George Papadakis (who is contracted to Sars) and to the head of the Sars investigations unit based in Alberton, Pretisha Khoosal. Seedat and Papadakis previously worked together for the forensic audit firm Gobodo on the East Rand. The FSB inspectorate subsequently appointed Papadakis to do several of the forensic audits relating to “Ghavalas Option” pension funds, and appointed him joint curator of Fidentia.
Noseweek has learnt that Papadakis was closely involved in a special Sars audit of Hathurani’s taxes last year, which involved his making several visits to Hathurani’s office. The audit culminated in a special assessment for outstanding tax totalling R214 million, which Hathurani paid in full in March.