Mkhwebane now investigating Gordhan and the appointment of Sars commissioner Kieswetter

In a fresh investigation, public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has her sights set on the SA Revenue Service (Sars) and public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan yet again, but this time probing the appointment of Sars commissioner Edward Kieswetter.

Mkhwebane’s spokesperson Oupa Segalwe said the office has received two complaints relating to recruitment processes at the revenue collector. One is regarding people who have moved with Gordhan to all the departments he has been in charge of but are still said to be receiving their salaries from Sars.

“The claim is that Sars pays their remuneration and then it claims reimbursement from the receiving department.

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