PRETORIA – The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has appointed Mr Mark Kingon as acting Chief Officer: Business and Individual Taxes (BAIT) following the resignation of Mr Jonas Makwakwa this morning.
Mark Kingon, currently group executive for relationship management within the same division, has been appointed as the acting Chief Officer. Kingon has been with Sars for close to 34 years and has risen through the ranks of the organisation, having worked in enforcement and in the legal department of SARS, among others.
Makwakwa’s resignation due to “personal reasons” was announced by Sars Commissioner Tom Moyane during a press briefing on Wednesday afternoon. Moyane said Makwakwa, the second in charge at Sars, “resigned this morning”.
Makwakwa resigned under a cloud of controversy after he was reinstated by Moyane in 2017 despite him facing a tax-evasion investigation and allegations of suspicious deposits into his personal account.
Mark is a respected senior executive who has risen through the ranks of the organisation, having worked in enforcement and in the legal department of SARS, amongst others.
He is also widely respected within the broader professional tax community.
SARS has full confidence in the abilities of Mr Kingon to manage this new additional role as we continue with our absolutely important mandate of collecting all revenue due to the fiscus to fuel our country’s growth and development.