EFF launches pre-emptive strike against potential Sars commissioner

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- mg.co.za | 3 months ago

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has pre-empted President Cyril Ramaphosa’s appointment of a new South African Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner, saying the choice of former Sars official Edward Kieswetter will be challenged in court, despite the appointment of a new commissioner not being announced officially.

Ramaphosa is yet to announce his choice to head the critical institution, which is central to curbing the illicit tobacco trade as well as money laundering and tax evasion. However, Ramaphosa is expected to make an announcement on the matter imminently.

The EFF has defended former Sars commissioner Tom Moyane who was axed by Ramaphosa last year, saying he deserved to be treated fairly.

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