'The appointment of Tom Moyane as commissioner made things intolerable at Sars'

Suspended Sars Commissioner Tom Moyane is expected to testify at the Nugent Commission along with four former employees.

Among the four are former Sars spokesperson Adrian Lackay who resigned due to the uncertainty that took hold after Moyane's appointment.

Speaking to CapeTalk's Refilwe Moloto, Lackay says the appointment of Tom Moyane as commissioner made things intolerable at Sars.

MUST READ: Moyane's wrecking ball tenure will be felt for the next 25 years

There was a culture of fear developing in the institution and other people have now presented similar evidence to the commissioner.

Adrian Lackay, former Sars spokesperson

There was a determined effort to discredit top leadership at Sars and to create instability. We saw then already some red lights flickering and those red lights were danger to the country.

Adrian Lackay, former Sars spokesperson

Sars played an important role to make sure that we maintain fiscal integrity to make sure that we don't have to borrow money and that the country has a consistent revenue stream. What we are seeing now is that some of that has been undone and the risks some of us have identified in 2015 have actually materialised.

Adrian Lackay, former Sars spokesperson

We are in a much more weaker fiscal position than we where three, four year ago.

Adrian Lackay, former Sars spokesperson

Lackay says that Moyane's lawyers asked to make representations and were awarded the opportunity for Friday morning.

He says more and more people are coming forward with evidence which confirms the things they have been saying over the years.

People are being hounded out and the institution is losing some of its critical skills in revenue collection and business management and ultimately is the institution that will suffer.

Adrian Lackay, former Sars spokesperson

To hear the rest ofthe conversation with former Sars spokesperson Adrian Lackay, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : 'The appointment of Tom Moyane as commissioner made things intolerable at Sars'


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
What can R142 billion buy? It’s what Tom Moyane is accused of costing us all

What can R142 billion buy? It’s what Tom Moyane is accused of costing us all

The R142 billion only accounts for what can be directly quantified.The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Qaanitah Hunter.

Commend the unsung heros who refused to be captured  - Bongani Bingwa

Commend the unsung heros who refused to be captured - Bongani Bingwa

Breakfast Show host Bongani Bingwa says while some broke during state capture, others kept their integrity.

Damning testimonies at Sars inquiry

Damning testimonies at Sars inquiry

Eyewitness news reporter Qaanitah Hunter gives insights into the Sars governance commission

'In a nutshell the inquiry is looking at what went wrong at Sars'

'In a nutshell the inquiry is looking at what went wrong at Sars'

Investigative journalist at News 24 Kyle Cowan weighs in on Sars inquiry and explains what exactly it is about.

Gordhan doesn't talk about tensions with Moyane, rather on Sars success

Gordhan doesn't talk about tensions with Moyane, rather on Sars success

Former SARS commissioner Pravin Gordhan was the first witness to present his case before retired Judge Robert Nugent on Tuesday.

Nugent Inquiry into Sars starts today with Gordhan set to give evidence

Nugent Inquiry into Sars starts today with Gordhan set to give evidence

Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan is set to be the first to make submissions in the inquiry.

Popular articles
Want to start a small business? Lessons from a successful serial entrepreneur...

Want to start a small business? Lessons from a successful serial entrepreneur...

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Nic Haralambous, founder (at the cost of R5000!) of funky sock company Nic Harry.

Considering emigration? Financial planner discusses the affordability of leaving

Considering emigration? Financial planner discusses the affordability of leaving

Can you afford to leave South Africa? Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Barry O'Mahony on what to consider before deciding.

'SAA’s collapse plays nicely into hands of a politically constrained Ramaphosa'

'SAA’s collapse plays nicely into hands of a politically constrained Ramaphosa'

After dithering for fear of spending political capital, SAA is now out of the President’s hands, says Pieter du Toit (News24).

Jehova Retshepile Wena star Neyi Zimu has passed away

Jehova Retshepile Wena star Neyi Zimu has passed away

The Gospel star succumbed to a long illness on Wednesday night.

'Clearly those DA councillors that voted with ANC are expecting a reward'

'Clearly those DA councillors that voted with ANC are expecting a reward'

Unisa political analyst professor Lesiba Teffo weighs in on the elections that happened on Wednesday at the Johannesburg council.

There is no Ubuntu in how Khanya Cekeshe has been treated - Thuli Madonsela

There is no Ubuntu in how Khanya Cekeshe has been treated - Thuli Madonsela

Former public protector says the eight-year sentence was too harsh and it shouldn't matter that he was not a Wits student.

‘South Africans are getting poorer and poorer because of politics’

‘South Africans are getting poorer and poorer because of politics’

SAA is a classic example, says Isaah Mhlanga, Chief Economist at Alexander Forbes Investments.

[WATCH] Couple dancing in traffic has social media talking

[WATCH] Couple dancing in traffic has social media talking

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

How to make your first R1 million (after that it just becomes so much easier)

How to make your first R1 million (after that it just becomes so much easier)

Rich. Wealthy. Financially free... Call it what you will; the first million is how you get there. Warren Ingram on his book...