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Zuma gives Gigaba green light for Sars inquiry

The inquiry will be led by a judge and will look into tax administration and revenue challenges at Sars.

FILE: President Jacob Zuma and Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba at Parliament for the presentation of the 2017 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement on 25 October 2017. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG - Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says President Jacob Zuma has agreed to establish an inquiry into the South African Revenue Service (Sars).

Gigaba says he approached President Zuma with the request and was given the green light.

“It’s important for us to look at other ways that may need to be taken in order to improve the capacity of revenue service and support the work of revenue collection. There has been a number of issues raised about the capacity of the revenue service,” the minister said.

The inquiry will be led by a judge and will look into tax administration and revenue challenges at Sars.

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