New Sars commissioner appointed

The Presidency says Thomas Moyane brings over 30 years of experience to the position.

Thomas Moyana has been appointed as the new Sars commissioner. Picture: Sapa.

JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma has appointed Thomas Moyane as the new South African Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner.

The Presidency says Moyane brings over 30 years of experience to the position, having worked as a senior executive in various government and private sector entities.

He previously served as national commissioner at the Department of Correctional Services.

Just over a year ago, then Sars commissioner Oupa Magashula resigned after an inquiry was held into a jobs-for-pals scandal which was exposed by the media.

Ivan Pillay has been acting commissioner since and will remain in that position for the rest of this week.