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SARSBusinessLive reports that suspended SA Revenue Services (SARS) boss Tom Moyane has written to President Cyril Ramaphosa challenging rules that could see his disciplinary inquiry conducted in writing.  

As matters stand, oral evidence would be provided only if the chairperson of the inquiry deemed it necessary.  Moyane also wants to negotiate with a view to the state paying his legal costs.  Through his attorney Eric Mabuza, Moyane has given Ramaphosa until Monday afternoon to respond favourably to his demands, failing which, he would approach the courts.  He wants to negotiate with Ramaphosa over his legal costs, suggesting that an agreement might be reached in which tax payers would foot his legal costs, subject to a refund should he be found guilty.  Moyane was suspended in March over his handling of the controversy around his second in charge, Jonas Makwakwa, and also over his handling of value added tax refunds, on the back of a finding by the tax ombudsman that SARS had "unduly delayed" these refunds.

  • Read this report by Natasha Marrian in full at BusinessLive

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