Former finance minister Trevor Manuel has lashed out at the EFF over its criticism of the appointment of Edward Kieswetter as the new commissioner of the SA Revenue Service (Sars).
Manuel said he would consider taking legal action against the party. In a statement just hours before Kieswetter was announced as the new tax service boss, the EFF was scathing in its assessment of the process followed in making the appointment.
EFF spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said the process was "corrupt", and accused Manuel of nepotism. It also accused Manuel of illegally appointing Kieswetter as deputy Sars commissioner when he was finance minister.
The party said it would "do everything in our power to stop and reverse the appointment of Kieswetter as Sars commissioner".