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SARSBusinessLive reports that the Pretoria High Court is expected to hand down judgment on Tuesday in axed SA Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane's bid to get his job back.  

Moyane approached the court to have his axing overturned and to prevent the Sars commission of inquiry chaired by retired judge Robert Nugent from submitting a final report on its work to President Cyril Ramaphosa.  Nugent, in an interim report, said it was critical to appoint a new permanent Sars commissioner in order to implement a long-term turn-around strategy in the critical institution.  But, Moyane wants the court to block Ramaphosa from appointing a permanent Sars commissioner.  A judgment in Moyane's favour would mean that he would return to his post but remain on suspension with full pay, pending the outcome of another court challenge to the Nugent inquiry and the disciplinary process against him running concurrently.  It is unclear whether a loss in the high court would deter Moyane, who has been doggedly fighting the processes intended to turn around the critical institution.  While his contract concludes in September 2019, he might yet move to appeal against a judgment that swings against him.

  • Read Natasha Marrian’s original report in in this regard in full at BusinessLive

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