‘I would fully support Mcebisi Jonas as someone to lead Sars’

Mcebisi Jonas. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

President Cyril Ramaphosa suspended disgraced South African Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane on Monday, despite threats of legal action.

Ramaphosa has appointed Sars veteran Mark Kingon as acting commissioner.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed former Sars spokesperson Adrian Lackay.

Lackay reckons this is not the end of the saga; more is yet to come.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

We should commend the President for taking the most decisive action he could, under the circumstances…

Adrian Lackay

You’ve lost the best minds in tax law and tax administration…

Adrian Lackay

This year we’ll spend about R185 billion on interest… We don’t have the fiscal space to borrow ourselves out of this hole…

Adrian Lackay

People are still being persecuted… because of what he [Moyane] has done…

Adrian Lackay

Once the proper leadership is in place… the process can begin to restore the credibility of Sars…

Adrian Lackay

I would fully support Mcebisi Jonas as someone to lead the institution…. We’ve all seen the stance he took when he was offered money by a particular family to become Finance Minister…

Adrian Lackay

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