JOHANNESBURG – President Cyril Ramaphosa has refused a request by suspended Sars Commissioner Tom Moyane to reconsider a settlement that would see him leave office.
Moyane asked the president to agree that he be paid out for the remaining 18 months of his contract plus bonuses.
Moyane the suspended head of the revenue services faces 12 charges of alleged wrongdoing.
Eyewitness News is reporting that they have seen a letter from Ramaphosa’s legal team to Moyane, where the president refuses to discuss a settlement.
Ramaphosa has now maintained that Moyane has a case to answer too.
The president had offered Moyane six months’ pay if he resigned. The six months pay was later increased to a full year’s salary as part of the settlement agreement.
However Moyane rejected the offer and threatened legal action.
Ramaphosa then suspended him and set up a commission of inquiry into his fitness to hold office.
Talks of a settlement seem to be off the table for Ramaphosa and has asked for a commission of inquiry headed by Judge Kate O’Regan to conduct the proceedings.
Ramaphosa also rejected a demand that the state pays for Moyane’s defence during the disciplinary inquiry.
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