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SARSTimesLive reports that suspended SA Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane has accused retired judge Robert Nugent of being hell-bent on portraying acting Sars commissioner Mark Kingon “as an angel” while Moyane was deemed “the devil incarnate”.  

In a six-page letter to Ramaphosa‚ Moyane lambasted Nugent’s interim report‚ which recommends that Moyane be fired from Sars immediately.  Moyane’s lawyer‚ Eric Mabuza‚ argued that the report constituted a “thinly-veiled attempt to campaign for the permanent appointment of Mr Mark Kingon”.  Mabuza said it was deplorable and backward that Nugent referred to Moyane as “calamitous” and to Kingon as “admirable”.  Moyane has asked Ramaphosa to reject Nugent’s report.  In his interim report‚ Nugent said it was important to fire Moyane now and not wait for the final report, which is expected to be out in December.  “We are aware that disciplinary proceedings are pending against Mr Moyane but we consider that to be irrelevant to our recommendation.  Our concern is not disciplinary transgression but instead the management of Sars‚” Nugent said in his report.  But Mabuza argued that the report fell outside of the inquiry’s terms of reference, which did not include employment issues of individuals “and specifically exclude the employment or dismissal of commissioner Moyane”.  Ramaphosa has until Friday next week to indicate to Moyane whether or not he will implement Nugent’s interim report.

  • Read this report by Qaanitah Hunter in full at TimesLive

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