Sars Acting Commissioner Mark Kingon is currently giving evidence at the Nugent Inquiry. Picture: Nhlanhla Phillips/African News Agency/ANA
JOHANNESBURG - Sars Acting Commissioner Mark Kingon is currently giving evidence at the Nugent Inquiry on what is being done to move Sars out of the operational crisis that it finds itself in. 

Kingon was appointed in March this year, following the suspension of Tom Moyane. Kingon  began his testimony today with an emotional apology to the South African public for the massive failures at Sars. 

The acting commissioner, on Tuesday said, he was not aware of any intelligence unit operating within the revenue collection agency.

He was asked bluntly by Democratic Alliance member of Parliament (MP) David Maynier whether to his knowledge, there was any intelligence gathering unit, legal or illegal, within Sars or on behalf of the organisation within the State Security Agency (SSA). 

"I don't know, but I am not aware of any intelligence unit in the legal sense operating at Sars or for Sars at the SSA," Kingon replied.

TWITTER REACTION 

Twitter users have applauded Kingon in his attempts to clean out the problems that Sars is facing. 

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