Thursday, 25 July 2019 09:10

Two more investigations into the South African Revenue Services(SARS) will be conducted by the office of the public protector,reports EWN. Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane will probe the internal human resources matters related to staff including an investigation into the appointment of new commissioner Edward Kieswetter.

The news comes as She heads to the High Court in Pretoria,where she is trying to appeal the court's decision to review and set aside her report on the Estina dairy farm matter.

However the process for the appointment of the SARS Commissioner was informed by the South African Revenue Service Act and was guided by the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry into Tax Administration and Governance by SARS chaired by retired Judge Robert Nugent.

The independent selection was chaired by former Minister of Finance Trevor Manuel and composed of members Angela Bester,Dennis Davis,Sindi Mabaso-Koyana,Ismail Momoniat, Thandi Orleyn and Fezekile Tshiqi.

"Edward Kieswetter emerged as the strongest candidate, based on his past experience as a Deputy Commissioner for SARS between 2004 and 2009, and his subsequent track record of transformative leadership and his experience of turning around a large institution".

EFF also sent a letter and parliamentary questions to President Cyril Ramaphosa and Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni in February this year, specifically asking why they are conducting the SARS commissioner selection process "in secret".