Natasha Marrian Deputy editor: Financial Mail

Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan was ignored when he asked for information on the new operating model at the South African Revenue Service. Appearing before the Judge Robert Nugent commission of inquiry into the tax agency, Gordhan painted a picture of secret agendas and lack of accountability during the restructuring of SARS. Suspended SARS commissioner Tom Moyane oversaw the restructuring process. The reasons for the restructuring are yet to be made public, but it is expected Moyane will appear before the panel to do so. Moyane and Gordhan had a fractious relationship, with the suspended commissioner accusing the minister of shouting at him and treating him like a "nonentity". The relationship was on the brink of collapse when Gordhan was removed from the post of finance minister by former president Jacob Zuma and replaced by home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba. The restructuring was largely credited for the mass loss of staff from SARS, which has declined from 14,000 to 12,...

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