Sars IT chief Mmamathe Makhekhe-Mokhuane apologises
Sars digital information systems and technology chief officer Mmamathe Makhekhe-Mokhuane yesterday apologised for her “conduct, posture, and demeanour” during an SABC TV Morning Live interview and appearance before the commission of inquiry into tax administration and governance at Sars.
“I took time to do a deep personal reflection following my interview on Morning Live and subsequent appearance before the Nugent commission on Wednesday,” she said. “My conduct, posture, and demeanour may have given an impression of arrogance, nonchalance, and unprofessionalism and brought my competence and expertise into question.
“This is unfortunate and regrettable. For this, I take full responsibility. I apologise to everyone who was disappointed or offended.
On Wednesday, the commission was left confused after she failed to give coherent answers to questions about Sars’s crumbling IT infrastructure.
During questioning by Vuyo Kahla about what Sars was doing to maintain the ageing infrastructure, she said: “Currently, we are building, we have not build capability to build new solutions so we are maintaining what we have.” ANA