Kin­gon to stay on at Sars, says Mboweni

Pretoria News Weekend - - NATION - African News Agency

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.” |

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