Ramaphosa To Appoint New SARS Commissioner Soon

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At South African Revenue Services (SARS) change is on the way as President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to appoint new SARS commissioner. 

It’s out with the old and in with the new in line with the recommendations of the Nugent Commission, the president will soon initiate the process to appoint a new SARS commissioner. 

This follows the court ruling on dismissing axed SARS boss Tom Moyane on his bid to get his job back. This was in light of everything that’s come to be on allegations of fraud and corruption which emerged during the hearings the Sars Commission since June last year. 

From a report that was given to Ramaphosa by retired Judge Robert Nugent, on the grounds that under Moyane ‘measures to counter criminality have been compromised and those who trade illicitly in commodities like tobacco operate with little constraints. 

Judge Nugent told Ramaphosa that his recommendation and those who assisted him were unanimous in their views saying “that has been brought about by at least reckless mismanagement of Sars under the tenure of Mr Moyane and it ought not to be permitted to continue”.  

“President Ramaphosa has welcomed the judgment as a step towards stabilising SARS at a time when efficient revenue collection and tax justice is vital to economic recovery and restoring the confidence of corporate and personal taxpayers in this important public institution,” the statement from the presidency said.

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