JOHANNESBURG- President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that he has appointed Azhar Bham as the new presiding officer for the inquiry into disciplinary charges against suspended South African Revenue Services Commissioner Tom Moyane.
The president’s decision comes after Moyane asked the presiding judge who was presiding over the matter to rescue herself.
Moyane accused judge Kate O’Regan of having a conflict of interest, as she has a role in Corruption Watch.
The presidency said in a statement, “While the president is certain that Judge O’Regan would have adjudicated the matter objectively and that her position did not present a conflict, he decided that it would nevertheless be important to remove any possible perception of bias,” the Presidency said in a statement.
Ramaphosa thank Judge O’Regan for making herself available during the process of the disciplinary hearing.
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