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SARSANA reports that former SA Revenue Services (Sars) boss Tom Moyane’s lawyers have written to President Cyril Ramaphosa demanding that he reverse his decision to fire him following recommendations from an inquiry led by retired Judge Robert Nugent.  

The lawyers demanded that Ramaphosa withdraw their client’s dismissal letter by Friday, or face another court challenge.  Ramaphosa was also warned to not appoint a replacement for Moyane, as the latter was “to hold that office until his term of office expires or until he is lawfully removed”.  The legal tug of war between Ramaphosa and Moyane started when the president established a commission of inquiry into governance at Sars, headed by Nugent.  Moyane has objected to both the inquiry and a separate disciplinary committee, claiming “double jeopardy” and that he was being prejudiced for being dragged into two parallel processes.  In a letter to Moyane, Ramaphosa said that the interim report from the Nugent commission “paints a deeply concerning picture of the current state of Sars and the reckless mismanagement which characterised your tenure as commissioner of Sars”.  Moyane has turned to the Constitutional Court to challenge the lawfulness of the Nugent inquiry.


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