JOHANNESBURG, March 20 – The National Treasury department on Tuesday confirmed that Mark Kingon has been appointed as Acting Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service (SARS).
In a terse statement treasury said Kingon’s appointment followed Monday’s suspension of the Commissioner of SARS Thomas Moyane.
Earlier reports said Moyane was initially asked to resign by President Cyril Ramaphosa and when he refused he was suspended with immediate effect.
Kingon is was until Tuesday the Acting Chief Officer: Business and Individual Taxes, within SARS. He has been with SARS since its establishment and worked his way through the ranks to become the Group Executive: Relationship Management within Business and Individual Taxes.
“We wish to thank Mr Kingon for availing himself to serve SARS and the country in this capacity,” said the statement from Treasury.