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SARSBusinessLive reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa fired SA Revenue Services (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane on Thursday.  

The battle between Moyane and Ramaphosa will now head to court — the president has until Friday to respond to the application by the former tax boss in the Constitutional Court to halt processes against him.  Ramaphosa accepted the recommendation of Sars commission of inquiry chairman, retired judge Robert Nugent, that Moyane be axed, and on Thursday served him with a notice of termination of employment.  The president noted in the letter of termination that Nugent’s interim report, which recommended Moyane’s firing, painted a "deeply concerning picture" of the current state of the tax agency.  Ramaphosa said Moyane’s refusal to contribute to the work of the Nugent inquiry had counted against the former tax boss in arriving at his decision.  He went on to indicate that the interim report made it clear that the best course of action would be the termination of Moyane’s services.  Acting commissioner Mark Kingon will remain in the role until the president fills the post.

  • Read this report by Natasha Marrian in full at BusinessLive
  • Read The Presidency’s press statement in this regard at Politicsweb
  • Read too, Tom Moyane is down but not yet totally knocked out, at The Citizen


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