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ConCourtFin24 reports that according to Constitutional Court (ConCourt) documents lodged by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday, the relief sought by former SA Revenue Service (SARS) commissioner Tom Moyane from the court "has been rendered moot" by the decision to fire him.  

Moyane was fired by Ramaphosa on Thursday, which he is seeking to overturn on the basis that it was "unlawful".  In his affidavit, Ramaphosa argues that Moyane has not raised any valid basis in law for him (Ramaphosa) to "disestablish" either a SARS disciplinary inquiry against Moyane or the Nugent commission of inquiry into SARS.  "National interest demanded that both inquiries proceed and reach finality as a matter of urgency," Ramaphosa indicates.  Moyane brought the ConCourt application against Ramaphosa as first respondent as well as Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, Judge Robert Nugent (chairman of the commission of inquiry), Advocate Azhar Bham (chairman of the disciplinary inquiry), Professor Michael Katz (member of the Nugent inquiry), Advocate Mabongi Masilo and Vuyo Kahla.  Moyane wants the ConCourt to order Ramaphosa to halt either the disciplinary inquiry or the Nugent commission.  He also wants the court to declare as unlawful the participation of Gordhan in either of the inquiries.

  • Read the original in full of this report by Carin Smith at Fin24

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