President Ramaphosa appoints Edward Kieswetter as the new SARS commissioner

- | 5 months ago

On Wednesday, 27 March 2019, Political Analysis South Africa reported that the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) had questioned why the selection process was held in secret.

Seeking transparency, the EFF said that it had written to parliament, specifically directing questions to President Cyril Ramaphosa and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, as to why the selection process for the SARS commissioner was not publicised. The EFF called the process “nepotistic” and “corrupt”, particularly highlighting Kieswetter’s relationship with Manuel.

The Finance Minister said Kieswetter had been the strongest candidate, citing his past experience as deputy SARS commissioner during Manuel’s finance ministry tenure in the early 2000s.

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