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SARSNews24 reports that axed SA Revenue Services (SARS) commissioner Tom Moyane faces a growing legal bill as he heads to the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) again.  

His time he intends to appeal a scathing North Gauteng High Court ruling, which upheld his dismissal.  On Tuesday, Judge Hans Fabricius, in dismissing Moyane's bid to have his dismissal overturned, ruled that he would also have to foot the bill of two counsel on "the punitive scale of attorney and client" as the litigation was "vexatious and abusive".  A punitive costs order allows the other parties in the case to set their legal fees higher than allowed in terms of the court tariffs.  President Cyril Ramaphosa fired Moyane on 1 November, after receiving the Nugent Commission of Inquiry's interim report, which recommended that he be sacked.  The inquiry was set up to look into administrative governance at SARS.  Natasha Moni, a director at Moni Inc and labour law expert, described Moyane's high court and ConCourt actions as unnecessary.  She pointed out that he could have approached the CCMA to challenge his dismissal, where proceedings were far cheaper.

  • Read Tehilla Niselow’s full report in this regard at Fin24


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