A close associate and friend of President Jacob Zuma, Roy Moodley is understood to have been outed by a SARS official in 2010 for paying R1 million a month over a year to Zuma.
This claim has been made in the book, The President’s Keepers by Jacques Pauw, a former investigative journalist.
The book details how Moodley who has previously pocketed government tenders had paid Zuma a monthly salary of R1 million from 2009 to 2010. The payments were made by his company, Royal Security.
SARS picked up on the irregular payments as it had not been declared under Paye As You Earn (PAYE) with Zuma also no declaring the payments to SARS.