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SARSFin24 reports that trade unions have broadly welcomed the suspension on Tuesday of SA Revenue Service (SARS) Commissioner Tom Moyane, saying that his tenure directly affected the “economy and the people as a whole”.  

“This action was long overdue, after 42-months in which this vital public institution was captured by people milking the [state] of billions of rand and dodging paying tax”, the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) said in a statement.  The Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) commented that the revenue shortfall this financial year, estimated to be approximately R48bn, should be blamed on Moyane.  The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) welcomed Moyane being placed on suspension, pending a disciplinary process, saying the action ”is what we needed, we hope that this man knows he is dealing with the money of the people of South Africa.”  Moyane was suspended in a scathing letter by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday night in which Moyane was accused of bringing SARS and the entire government into disrepute.  In an earlier letter to Ramaphosa, Moyane had threatened to take legal action against his suspension or dismissal.

  • Read this report by Tehillah Niselow in full at Fin24
  • Read too, How Ramaphosa disregarded Moyane’s threats, and suspended him anyway, at BusinessLive

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