According to Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, President Jacob Zuma has given the green light to set up an urgent judicial inquiry into tax administration and governance at the South African Revenue Services (Sars).
Gigaba said that Sars Commissioner Tom Moyane has been informed, and is committed to fully cooperating with the inquiry.
Gigaba added that the inquiry will be established "soon", and he would in due course announce timeframes, as well as the name of the judge who would preside over the process.
Keeping an eye on the story is EWN reporter, Kgomotso Modise. She says the finance ministry wants to find out what has contributed to issues of under-collection at Sars.
Modise reports that Gigaba wasn't willing to divulge the nature of the inquiry is and how soon it is meant to begin.
What Gigaba said though, was that issues at Sars need to be put under a microscope in order to move forward as an institution.— Kgomotso Modise, EWN reporter
Listen to the full report into the clip below: