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Moyane suspension long overdue

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) commends the President for suspending Mr. Tom Moyane as National Commissioner at South African Revenue Services (SARS). For too long has this organisation been in the limelight for all the wrong reasons.

The critical function of SARS requires efficiency, integrity and strong action taken against perpetrators, OUTA believes that these responsibilities have waned during Mr. Moyane’s tenure.

In the recent past, OUTA has monitored the state’s revenue services closely and has publicly pointed out the decline in income and performance which we attribute directly to the dubious nature of the leadership in this critical institution.

“For too long Tom Moyane has been allowed to run this once proud institution into the ground. We are expecting that his suspension will result in disciplinary action and ultimately his dismissal. This, we hope, will pave the way for SARS to be led by an impartial inspirational head who is dedicated to collecting state funds for the upliftment of all South Africans and restoring our country’s economic integrity,” said OUTA COO, Ben Theron.

OUTA is impressed with the momentum and gravitas of the President to rid the country of officials who do not espouse the values of our constitution and who do not work in the best interests of the people.

“Every cent is valuable for development and it is critical that our officials embody a high moral standing,” added Theron.

OUTA urges President Ramaphosa to appoint a credible leader who can rebuild this once respected institution.

We trust this action will bring more comfort to international ratings agencies and the investment community at large. The appointment of a Commissioner who puts the people of South Africa first is imperative to undoing the rot that has transpired since former President Zuma took office in 2009.

OUTA is a proudly South African non-profit civil action organisation, comprising of and supported by people who are passionate about holding government accountable and improving the prosperity of South Africa.

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