The South African Revenue Service (Sars) Commissioner Tom Moyane could not comment on his relationship with former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan during a press briefing on tax collection for the 2016/2017 financial year.
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba sat alongside Moyane saying he came to offer support to the commissioner.
Gigaba said there should be no doubt about his capability as the finance minister because he is an "educated chap".
Moyane announced the revenue service collected R1.14 trillion in tax.
It's the second year in a row that Sars has broken the trillion rand mark.
To reach that one trillion mark again for the second year in a row, he says it's quite an achievement. He says it's their effort.— Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter
#SARS Cheers outside as Gigaba says there shouldn't be any doubt in his capacity. SARS employees seem to love Gigaba. GN— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) April 3, 2017
#SARS Gigaba assures SA: Changes will be dealt with. I'm an experienced politician, I'm quite an educated chap. GN— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) April 3, 2017
#SARS Gigaba: SA's will pay the price for the spreading rumours. He laughs at suggestion that a nuclear deal was signed. GN— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) April 3, 2017
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