Kroon Committee mandated to find solutions
FINANCE Minister Nhlanhla Nene has appointed retired Eastern Cape judge Frank Kroon to head a committee to probe the current shenanigans at the South African Revenue Service (SARS) and to advise on how the problems can be solved.
Kroon, who was one of the longest serving judges in South Africa with 28 years’ service when he retired in 2011, said he was looking forward to his new role on the advisory board.
“It might prove to be daunting but I am excited and looking forward to making a contribution, together with the rest of the advisory board, which may assist the people of this county,” he said.
Kroon, who lives in Grahamstown with his wife, presided over the highly publicised Maureen Clifford fraud trial which concluded in 2009 and was claimed to be one of the longest and most expensive fraud cases in Eastern Cape legal history.
-Jan-Jan Joubert and Lee-Anne Butler
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