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SARSEWN reports that former SA Revenue Service (Sars) Commissioner Tom Moyane's fight to get his job back will now play out in the High Court after the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) dismissed his application to be heard in the matter.  

Moyane had approached the ConCourt to review and set aside the establishment of the Nugent Commission of Inquiry.  President Cyril Ramaphosa recently fired Moyane as recommended in the commission’s interim report.  Moyane also approached the High Court to have the president's decision reversed until his ConCourt application was finalised.  Moyane’s attorney Eric Mabuza said they anticipated that the ConCourt might decline to hear the application so they crafted a contingency plan in the form of a High Court application to take that possibility into account.  The matter in the High Court has been set down to be heard next Tuesday and Thursday.  The ConCourt’s decision means Moyane’s fight to get his job back will take considerably longer because, whichever way the court rules, either of the parties may appeal to the Supreme Court and ultimately to the ConCourt.  This also means Ramaphosa will have to delay appointing a permanent head of Sars.

  • Read the full original report by Barry Bateman at EWN
  • Read too, Moyane to fight on, despite ConCourt dismissal, at Fin24

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