There’s been a sighting of Yolisa Pikie, former R900,000-a-year overseer of ethics and good governance at the South African Revenue Service. Pikie, whose 13-year career at SARS included a spell as special adviser to then commissioner Pravin Gordhan. His last job there was as special adviser to acting commissioner Ivan Pillay.
Before his departure, Pikie had been facing disciplinary charges for faking his CV – falsely claiming he held a BCom degree from the University of the Western Cape. He had also passed himself off at official meetings as a lawyer. More controversially, he featured in KPMG’s rogue unit report under the heading “Tampering with evidence”.
What was that all about?