Sars has 'full confidence' in acting commissioner

Sars has 'full confidence' in acting commissioner

The appointment comes after Tom Moyane's suspension.


Mark Kingon has been appointed acting commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (Sars) with immediate effect, it was  announced on Tuesday.


This comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa suspended Tom Moyane from the post.


"Developments at the SARS under your leadership have resulted in a deterioration in public confidence in the institution and in public finances being compromised," read a statement by the Presidency.

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Ramaphosa told Moyane he has lost confidence in Moyane's ability to lead Sars.

"It is in the public interest to restore the credibility of the SARS without delay," the president said. 


SARS says it has full confidence in Kingon.


"Kingon is a respected senior executive who has risen through the ranks of the organisation, having worked in enforcement and in the legal department of SARS, amongst others," the revenue service said.


Kingon was only last week appointed as the head of individual and business tax after Jonas Makwakwa's resignation amid a criminal investigation into suspicious deposits into his account.

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