The Cow has always been happy to pay her taxes, and since SARS introduced e-filing, even submitting tax returns has ceased to shake her bovine cheefulness. So she found uMalume's attitude a bit puzzling.
"It's the one State department that's actually efficient!" she sighed to Gramsci. "You'd think people would welcome the opportunity to engage with such a paradox!"
"Gmf! Only those with nothing to hide!" muttered Gramsci. He suspected that the jailing of uMalume's financial advisor may have led to some opacity in uMalume's understanding of his financial affairs.
"Still," the Cow said, "Surely it's all been aired in court, so he need only take out his paper scissors and cut out the media reports to submit those as the documentary evidence SARS wants in support of his submission?"
Gramsci chuckled at the thought of encrypted faxes and contested emails being stapled onto uMalume's IT2 in lieu of an IRP5. "He could always provide the URLs and do it by e-filing!" he suggested.
But the Cow's mind had drifted. "If he's found guilty, that constitutes a crime, right? And Willie Hofmeyr is allowed to seize assets used in the commission of a crime, not so? So... how do you rate the prospects of them auctioning off Shabir Shaik's brain on EBay to recover some of the expenses from these costly trials?"
Gramsci took refuge under the keyboard. It was a terrifying prospect. Britney's hair. Paris Hilton's miscarriage bill. Shabir's brain. And parents worried that their kids spent pocket money on drugs??