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It was with deep sadness that the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) heard of the passing of Mr. Kimi Makwetu, the outgoing Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) and a respected chartered accountant for many years.
Mr. Freeman Nomvalo, SAICA’s CEO, said: “He was well loved and respected, a strong defender of the public interest and always showed great concern for the chartered accountancy profession as well as the auditing arm of the profession. During his career he worked at Standard Bank, Deloitte, Nampak, Liberty and Metropolitan Life but his talent and passion for the profession truly came to fruition in the way he performed his role as Auditor-General South Africa (AGSA).
“We thank Mr. Makwetu for always being ethical and steadfast, especially in his contribution to our country’s fight against corruption, and for always advocating for the future of the chartered accountancy profession.
“SAICA’s Board, management and staff will keep Mr. Makwetu’s family, friends and colleagues who worked with him closely in our hearts and minds. We will miss him dearly,” Nomvalo concluded.