JOHANNESBURG – Suspended South African Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane’s legal team is still claiming that the disciplinary inquiry against their client remains unfair.
This claim comes after the president announced on Tuesday that he’s accepted Moyane’s demand to replace Judge Kate O’Regan as head of the inquiry because Moyane deemed she had a conflict of interest, as she is a board member of Corruption Watch, clamied O’Regan would e biased.
Eric Mabuza Moyane’s lawyer said they hoped President Cyril Ramaphosa would have accepted both of their demands; that O’Regan be replaced and that the disciplinary inquiry allows for oral evidence.
However Ramaphosa only announced on Tuesday that he replaced O’Regan with Advocate Azhar Bham who now is the head of the inquiry.
Mabuza insists the inquiry will only be fair if the president changes the terms of reference and allows for their second demand, oral evidence.
He said, “We’ll respond to the president formally in a day or two about that outstanding issue. We insist that the inquiry remains unfair.”
While Ramaphosa’s spokesperson Khusela Diko said the president won’t be changing the process of the inquiry.
Poto Credit- EWN