LATEST- ConCourt dismisses Moyane application

Cape Town- The Constitutional Court has dismissed an application by fired SARS commissioner Tom Moyane to have the Nugent Commission of inquiry set aside, and his dismissal overturned.

President Cyril Ramaphosa removed Moyane in early November, after a recommendation by the Nugent Commission, that he was unfit to hold the position.

Ramaphosa suspended Moyane in mid-March for causing a “deterioration in public confidence” in the tax agency.

Khusela Diko, spokesperson for the presidency said that they had received the ConCourt judgment.

The court order, dated November 21, states, “The Constitutional Court has considered this application, the answering affidavit, the replying affidavit of the applicants and the affidavits of Mr [Eric] Mabuza and the former president [Jacob] Zuma filed in support of this application and decided to dismiss the application because ground for the engagement of its exclusive jurisdiction have not been established.

“Nor has a basis been laid for direct access in view of the fact that the applicant has other avenues available. The court has decided not to award costs.”

The Nugent inquiry was created into looking at the the administration at the revenue service.

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