[LISTEN] Outa welcomes the appointment of Edward Kieswetter as new Sars boss

While the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is unhappy with the appointment of Sars boss, Edward Kieswetter, The Organisation Undoing Tax (Outa) has welcomed this development.

The EFF has objected to Kieswetter's appointment alleging that the new commissioner is related to and is business partners with Trevor Manuel.

Manuel was Chair of the panel appointed to interview and select the new commissioner.

READ: Trevor Manuel threatens legal action against EFF for SARS commissioner claims

Outa CEO Wayne Duvenage explains the possible motivation for the EFF's backlash.

Mr Kieswtter was very instrumental in setting up a highly effective unit that took on these big businesses and corrupt activities. Those doors and old files are all going to be open again, members of the EFF were party to some of these investigations so they are in for a tough time with somebody like Mr Kieswetter on board.

Wayne Duvenage, CEO - Outa

Kieswetter who takes over on 1 May faces some pressure to fix the organisation and will have to deal with a current strike with workers belonging to the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) and the Public Servants Association (PSA).

Duvernage says the new boss will have to get Sars back to its 'former glory'.

He has got [to deal with] people issues, technology issues... I think he is the right person for the job. This was not really a process that lacked transparency, this was a process that involved people. If we look at how people have been appointed recently under Ramaphosa, these processes have been open, transparent, with a wide range of expertise to find these people so I don't buy the EFF's argument on that.

Wayne Duvenage, CEO - Outa

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