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SARSBusinessLIve reports that a dispute over procedure threatens to derail the disciplinary hearing of suspended SA Revenue Service (SARS) boss Tom Moyane.  

The disciplinary process, which has yet to take place, is expected to be held in writing, with oral evidence to be heard only if the inquiry chairman deems it necessary.  Moyane’s attorney, Eric Mabuza, has since written to President Cyril Ramaphosa to raise concerns about the format of the inquiry, describing the rules as a "blatant absurdity" and a "legal oddity".  He has apparently given Ramaphosa until Tuesday afternoon to respond favourably to his demands, inclusive of his legal costs, failing which he will approach the courts.  On Monday, the Presidency said the disciplinary hearing remained the "proper platform" for the suspended commissioner to air matters entailed in the process.  Moyane faces charges of misconduct in violation of his duties and responsibilities linked to his handling of allegations against second-in-command Jonas Makwakwa, making unauthorised bonus payments, misleading Parliament and instructing a SARS official not to co-operate with an inquiry by audit firm KPMG.  To add to Moyane’s woes, the NPA may have him in its sights for criminal prosecution.

  • Read this report by Natasha Marrian in full at BusinessLive

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