New Sars commissioner looking forward to representing SA

President Jacob Zuma announced Moyane's appointment earlier today and has wished him well.

Newly appointed South African Revenue Service  Commissioner Thomas Moyane. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - Newly appointed South African Revenue Service (Sars) Commissioner Thomas Moyane has told Eyewitness News he is looking forward to representing South Africa in his new position.

President Jacob Zuma announced Moyane's appointment earlier today and has wished him well.

The former National Commissioner at the Department of Correctional Services is scheduled to begin his new job on Monday.

Moyane said he is humbled and is ready for the responsibility.

"Sars isn't an easy organisation but it is an organisation which has introduced innovation and has brought changes to a number of South African lives especially on issues of efficiency.

The new Sars commissioner told The Money Show that he doesn't have experience in dealing with tax but he will learn.

"I don't have tax experience but I will learn. There is a team of qualified experts in the field and they will advise me appropriately."

Moyane said his contract at Sars will last for five years.

"Sars is one of the leading institutions in the world especially when looking at the technology they use when dealing with the country's finances.

"An individual won't be able to take an organisation to the future but a team can take an organisation forward," he continued.

Moyane's appointment comes more than a year after former Sars boss Oupa Magashula resigned amidst a jobs-for-pals scandal.