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SARSEWN reports that lawyers representing suspended SA Revenue Services (SARS) Commissioner Tom Moyane want amendments made to his disciplinary process before it begins.  

President Cyril Ramaphosa suspended Moyane in March, saying that developments under his leadership resulted in the deterioration of public confidence in SARS.  The Presidency served Moyane with disciplinary charges last week, indicating that they related to allegations of misconduct, in violation to his duties and responsibilities in terms of applicable legislation.  Retired constitutional judge Kate O'Regan will chair the process, which will be conducted in writing, subject to her discretion to hear oral evidence.  Moyane's lawyer Eric Mabuza claimed this was unfair, saying:  “Once the process is fixed then we’re happy to attend the inquiry.  But if the president refuses to fix the process to be fair, we’ll have no option but to take him to court.  It’s deeply, deeply flawed because he’s not allowed the opportunity to cross-examine his accusers, to put his side of the story.  Why is the president destined to have this inquiry on paper?  What do they have to hide?  Why can't they come and say the charges against Moyane out in the open."  No date has yet been set for the disciplinary hearing.

  • Read this report by Gia Nicolaides in full at EWN

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