New KPMG boss Nhlamulo Dlomu has called for an independent inquiry into the lingering Guptas scandal that has threatened to ground top audit firms in South Africa.
Nhlamulo Dlomu, who took the reigns of KPMG South Africa on Friday, said in an interview with Talk Radio 702 the firm had agreed with an industry body to conduct an independent investigation, Reuters reported.
“We have agreed with the South African Industry of Chartered Accountants that it would be appropriate to set up an inquiry into the matters,” Dlomu said.
Dlomo said the independent inquiry was needed to reassure employees, clients and the rest of the public.
“This would be an additional assurance lens, to ensure the public can truly see we have opened up our doors. We want to be clear about what has happened.”