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SARSBusinessLive reports that the High Court in Pretoria has dismissed Tom Moyane’s application to have his axing as SA Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner overturned.  

The court also dismissed his bid to block President Cyril Ramaphosa from appointing his successor, and to prevent retired judge Robert Nugent from submitting to the president the final report of the Sars commission of inquiry.  Handing down his “lengthy judgment”, Judge Hans Fabricius said Moyane did not suffer irreparable harm and his request for an interdict was not urgent.  The national interest in the case also far outweighed the “narrow financial interests” of Moyane.  He further stated that the Nugent commission was legally established, its interim report which recommended Moyane’s axing was legally issued to Ramaphosa and the president was acting rationally when he fired Moyane.  Importantly, Fabricius said Moyane’s employment contract was not a legal impediment to Ramaphosa's firing the embattled tax boss.  The hard-hitting judgment clears the path for Ramaphosa to appoint a permanent Sars commissioner and allows Nugent to submit his final report to the president without impediment.

  • Read Natasha Marrian’s report in this regard in full at BusinessLive
  • Read too, Court rules ‘abominable’ Moyane can’t have his job back, at The Citizen

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