Natasha Marrian Deputy editor: Financial Mail

Suspended South African Revenue Service (SARS) commissioner Tom Moyane wants an affidavit by former finance minister Pravin Gordhan deemed "inadmissible and irrelevant" in the disciplinary hearing he is facing, chaired by advocate Azhar Bham. Moyane also argued in a formal legal objection to the disciplinary inquiry being held against him that the procedure was "manifestly oppressive" as it excluded oral evidence, except in circumstances where the chairman of the inquiry required such representations. The suspended SARS boss has responded to a 32-page affidavit to Bham by Gordhan on the three main charges he faces. These include gross misconduct and bringing SARS into disrepute. He has not addressed any substantial issues or answered the allegations against him in both the disciplinary inquiry and in the commission of inquiry into governance and administration at SARS, chaired by retired Supreme Court judge Robert Nugent. Instead, Moyane has argued against procedural technicalities ...

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