JOHANNESBURG- Cyril Ramaphosa, in his maiden State of the Nationa Address as president of South Africa said his government will take steps to stabilise and strengthen vital institutions like the South African Revenue Service.
The revenue service has been under fire in recent months where SARS commissioner Tom Moyane was at the centre of a wide range of controversies relating to corruption, irregular appointments and allegedly throwing the institution into an ungovernable tailspin.
This has bred the question: Are Tom Moyane’s days numbered?
Ramaphosa said: “We must understand that tax morality is dependent on an implicit contract between taxpayers and government that state spending provides value for money and is free from corruption. At the request of the Minister of Finance, I will shortly appoint a Commission of Inquiry into Tax Administration and Governance of SARS, to ensure that we restore the credibility of the Service and strengthen its capacity to meet its revenue targets,” he explained.