SARS under scrutiny over Makwakwa’s resignation

Yunus Carrim
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Chairperson of Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance Yunus Carrim says they are interested in the reasons behind the resignation of South African Revenue Service (SARS) Deputy Commissioner Jonas Makwakwa.

SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane announced Makwakwa’s resignation during a media briefing in Pretoria on Wednesday.

Makwakwa is alleged to have misled SARS with regards to declarations of interest in the appointment of New Integrated Credit Solutions as one of the eight debt collectors to recover the money that SARS was owed.

Carrim says they are concerned about the way SARS has managed the allegations around Makwakwa.

“We don’t know why he resigned, we would be interested to know why our Committee has no evidence of either he or his partner is guilty of, what they’ve been accused of… We hope that if they have a case to answer to the allegations that there will be process through criminal justice system, like any other person in terms of the laws of the country, our concern is how SARS has managed the matter,” adds Carrim.

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