Suspended SA Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane has made a submission to President Cyril Ramaphosa on why he should not be removed from the key post at the helm of the tax agency. Ramaphosa wrote to Moyane after receiving an interim report from the Sars commission of inquiry chairman, retired Judge Robert Nugent, recommending that Moyane be removed and a permanent tax boss appointed without delay in order to stabilise Sars. Nugent had made it clear that his recommendation was one which related to the “management” of Sars and was separate from the disciplinary charges against Moyane for gross misconduct and bringing the tax agency into disrepute. After receiving Nugent’s recommendation, which described Moyane’s reign as “calamitous”, Ramaphosa wrote to Moyane asking why he should not implement the recommendation. Moyane was given until Friday last week to respond to the president. Presidency spokeswoman Khusela Sangoni on Monday confirmed receiving Moyane’s submission. Nu...

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