Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene is expected to announce the appointment of acting SARS commissioner soon. This after President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed his decision to suspend Tom Moyane. Ramaphosa says the urgent restoration of confidence in SARS is in the public interest.

Moyane’s suspension follows a meeting between him and President Ramaphosa in which he told him that he had lost confidence in his ability to head SARS.

The president offered Moyane an opportunity to resign which Moyane subsequently declined. Ramaphosa says he’s deeply concerned about the deteriorating public confidence in key public institutions like SARS.

He informed Moyane of the suspension in a letter on Monday, raising concerns in the way Moyane handled the matter of his deputy Jonas Makwaka.

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