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Ramaphosa welcomes judgment on dismissal of Tom Moyane

Dec 12, 2018
Ramaphosa welcomes judgment on dismissal of Tom Moyane

President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the North Gauteng High Court judgment upholding the President’s dismissal of Tom Moyane as Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (SARS).

Moyane was appointed Commissioner of the South African Revenue Services by former President Jacob Zuma in September 2014.

In March this year, he was placed on suspension pending the institution of disciplinary proceedings.

Ramaphosa ended Moyane’s tenure at SARS in November 2018 following a recommendation by the Nugent Commission of Inquiry into governance of the Revenue Service and tax administration.

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"Mr Moyane subsequently engaged in litigation to overturn his dismissal, interdict the appointment of a new SARS Commissioner and to prevent the Commission of Inquiry from submitting its final report," said Khusela Diko, Spokesperson to the President.

"The North Gauteng High Court dismissed Mr Moyane’s application with punitive costs on Tuesday."

Diko said that Ramaphosa has welcomed the judgment as a step towards stabilising SARS at a time when efficient revenue collection and tax justice is vital to economic recovery and restoring the confidence of corporate and personal taxpayers in this important public institution.

"In line with the recommendations of the Nugent Commission, the President will soon initiate the process to appoint a new SARS commissioner."

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