Thabo is among three key executives placed on precautionary suspension.
The South African Revenue Service (Sars) announced this week that it has placed three key executives on precautionary suspension and extended the suspension of another executive pending the finalisation of a disciplinary process over serious allegations of misconduct. In a recently issued statement, the national revenue collector said the decision was part of commissioner Edward Kieswetter's ongoing review of the revenue service's leadership.
Among the three is chief officer for human capital and development Teboho Mokoena, who has been in his role since January 2016.
The other two executives placed on suspension are chief officer for governance, international relations, strategy and communications Hlengani Mathebula, and group executive for employee relations Luther Lebelo. The three executives now are now undergoing a disciplinary process.
"It must be reiterated that these suspensions are precautionary in nature and as such do not amount to findings of any wrongdoing on their part. A determination in this regard will only be made on the finalisation of the [disciplinary] process,” said Sars in the statement.
Teboho started his career at SARS in 1996 as a Salary Administrator and held various roles over an eight-year before moving to the South African Airways for only three months. He returned to Sars for 20 months and went back to the national career where he held a number of roles over a four-year period and later joined the Department of Correctional Services, which he left as the chief deputy commissioner of HR.