New Sars boss in tender for pal scandal

Sars boss Edward Kieswetter allegedly tried to secure a lucrative contract for his friend.
Sars boss Edward Kieswetter allegedly tried to secure a lucrative contract for his friend.
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New SA Revenue Service (Sars) boss Edward Kieswetter is embroiled in a bitter row with the former CEO of a state-owned tech finance institution, whose board he chairs.

Barlow Manilal, who was fired as CEO of the Technology Innovation Agency last month, has penned a 22-page complaint that levels accusations of bullying and interference against Kieswetter.

Chief among the complaints is how Kieswetter - who was handpicked by President Cyril Ramaphosa to clean up Sars - allegedly tried to strong-arm him into granting a lucrative contract to a friend.

Kieswetter has strongly denied Manilal’s accusations, labelling them defamatory.

Read the full story in the Sunday Times.


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