CAPE TOWN- The SA Revenue Service has wasted no time in finding a replacement for former chief officer of business and individual tax Jonas Makwakwa. Makawaka resigned late on Wednesday citing personal reasons.

SARS has already replaced him with Mark Kingon as the acting chief officer of business, Makwakwa resignation is with immediate effect.

Moyane is expected to brief parliament next week on recent events into investigations against Makwakwa.

In a statement SARS said Kingon had nearly 34 years of experience at the tax body.

“SARS has full confidence in the abilities of Mr Kingon to manage this new additional role as we continue with our absolutely important mandate of collecting all revenue due to the fiscus to fuel our country’s growth and development,” the statement said.

Makwakwa leaves SARS under a cloud over Mahube Payment Solutions, New Integrated Credit Solutions and other business relationships with the tax body as its partner in debt collections.

Makwakwa has left SARS after he allowed Parliament’s standing committee of finance to access his personal tax information and reports into his conduct at the revenue service.

Allegedly R600 000 landed in Makwakwa’s account from a business supplying services to SARS.

Photo Credit- SARS

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