Two media groups have won their application to access Jacob Zuma’s tax records.
This is the ruling of the North Gauteng High Court. It relates to Zuma’s taxes between 2010 and 2018.
It follows an application by investigative journalism group, amaBhungane and business magazine, the Financial Mail.
This after they had struggled to gain access to the former president’s tax records for that period when they followed the Promotion of Access to Information Act process.
At the time, the South African Revenue Service had denied the application on the grounds of taxpayer confidentiality.
It also noted that the PAIA excludes tax information from its public interest considerations.
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