Kingon to stay on at Sars, says Mboweni
FINANCE Minister Tito Mboweni has extended Mark Kingon’s term as acting commissioner of the South African Revenue Service by a further 90 days or until a substantive head is appointed, his office said yesterday.
Kingon has been acting in the post since President Cyril Ramaphosa suspended and subsequently fired former Sars boss Tom Moyane. Moyane lost a court bid to get his job back this week.
Section 7 of the Sars Act empowers the finance minister to appoint an acting commissioner, but a permanent appointment is done by the president.
“The minister of finance will assist the president in immediately commencing the process to appoint a new commissioner of Sars,” the finance ministry said yesterday.
“An advertisement for the position will be published this weekend. The minister will subsequently submit a shortlist, and the names for members of an interview panel, for the president’s approval.”
“After interviews, which are envisaged to be private in nature, the interview panel will recommend a candidate, or candidates, to the president.” |