Mkhwebane launches probe into appointment of SARS commissioner

Mkhwebane launches probe into appointment of SARS commissioner

The Public Protector's office has confirmed that it will be investigating two more matters related to the South African Revenue Service. This will include a probe into the appointment of the new commissioner, Edward Kieswetter.

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Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has revealed that she will be investigating the appointment of Edward Kieswetter to the position of SARS commissioner.

Additionally, Mkhwebane will be looking into internal human resources matters in relation to staff members at the entity.

The Public Protector has her hands full at the moment, heading to the Pretoria High Court today to appeal the court's decision to review and set aside her report on the Gupta-linked Estina dairy farm debacle.

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Briefly.co.za reported yesterday that the Zondo Commission of Inquiry had heard Mkhwebane failed to question the intended beneficiaries of the project during her investigation, raising questions as to how she could have finalised the matter.

Oupa Segalwe, Mkhwebane's spokesperson, commented on the newest investigations:

"We received another complaint which alleges that there was maladministration in the recruitment and selection processes followed before Sars appointed its current commissioner. The Public Protector is investigating both complaints."

EWN reports that the complainants in this matter remain unknown.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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