Public Protector sets sights on SARS

The new SARS commissioner Edward Kieswetter wants to win back the trust of the South African public.


JOHANNESBURG - Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has turned her attention to the South African Revenue Service.

She'll look into the appointment of new SARS boss, Edward Kieswetter.

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Mkhwebane will also investigate the appointment of staff at the revenue collector.

The probe comes after a complaint alleging maladministration in the recruitment process.

The latest investigation comes as Mkhwebane heads to the High Court.

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She's attempting to appeal a decision to review and set aside her report on the Estina dairy farm project.

Mkhwebane also faces reviews for findings against President Cyril Ramaphosa and Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.