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SARSBusinessLive reports that suspended SA Revenue Service (SARS) commissioner Tom Moyane is preparing to go to court as he continues his bid to halt processes to uncover actions that led to the destruction of the tax agency under his watch.  

His legal team is awaiting a response from President Cyril Ramaphosa after all objections lodged by the embattled tax boss to his disciplinary inquiry were dismissed on Tuesday by its chairman, advocate Azhar Bham.  Ramaphosa will now have to weigh in on whether he will halt either the disciplinary inquiry into Moyane or the Judge Robert Nugent commission of inquiry into governance and administrative issues at SARS.  The main objections which Bham dismissed related to the right to oral evidence or cross-examination, the admissibility and content of an affidavit by Pravin Gordhan in the disciplinary matter and the "parallel inquiries" in which Moyane is at the centre.   Moyane’s attorney, Eric Mabuza, said the ball was now in Ramaphosa’s court and if he too responded unfavourably to Moyane’s demands, they would go to court.  Bham in his written ruling on the objections indicated that he wanted a "substantive response" from Moyane on the charges he faced by 20 August.

  • Read this report by Natasha Marrian in full at BusinessLive

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