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SARSThe Citizen reports that according to suspended SA Revenue Services (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s appointments, decisions, and conduct around the Sars judicial inquiry were in violation of the constitution and were thus unlawful and invalid.  

And he wants the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) to suspend either the inquiry or his pending disciplinary, or both, and to declare Ramaphosa had breached his oath of office.  Moyane also wants the court to declare “the impugned involvement and participation” of Minister Pravin Gordhan “in any one or both of the relevant inquiries to be unlawful, irrational, unconstitutional” and in breach of “the principle of legality”.  This, and more, were contained in papers handed in at the ConCourt on Monday.  Gordhan – mentioned 88 times in the documents – was apparently very mean to Moyane upon his return as minister of finance, “following an ominous and bizarre twist of political events”, namely President Jacob Zuma’s Cabinet reshuffle in 2015.  Moyane noted that he had a recording of Gordhan accusing him of being “cheeky”.

  • Read this report by Amanda Watson in full at The Citizen
  • Read too, Moaning Moyane: Gordhan's got it in for me because he's jealous, at Timeslive

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