Sleepless nights are upon me - acting Commissioner Mark Kingon on fixing Sars

Moyane is corrupt and has no tax knowledge. This was arguably Zuma’s worst appointment ever.

Jacques Pauw (The President’s Keepers)
Newly appointed acting South Africa Revenue Services Commissioner Mark Kingon. Picture: LinkedIn

Pravin Gordhan turned the South African Revenue Services into an efficient, world-leading tax collection agency.

Enter Tom Moyane – put there by Jacob Zuma because of his unquestioning loyalty – and the exit of 100 top executives, and Sars started failing, missing target after target.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed acting South African Revenue Services Commissioner Mark Kingon.

Kingon spoke about how the rehabilitation of Sars is progressing.

Commentators are speculating that Kingon will make place for axed former Sars boss Ivan Pillay, if he can be persuaded to return.

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

This week is crucial… every day counts… we’ve crossed the trillion rand mark [target: R1.217 trillion].

Mark Kingon, Sars

Sleepless nights are upon me.

Mark Kingon, Sars

I have been meeting with staff… people are uncertain, but I’ve seen a tremendous outpouring of support for myself…

Mark Kingon, Sars

If I’m a seat-warmer; so be it…

Mark Kingon, Sars

Fraud continues to drain us…

Mark Kingon, Sars

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