Parliament’s finance committee has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to axe suspended commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (Sars), Tom Moyane. Committee chair Yunus Carrim said at a meeting on Friday that Ramaphosa had no choice but to fire Moyane, given the final recommendation of the Sars commission of inquiry’s head, retired judge Robert Nugent, that he do so. Carrim said Ramaphosa was forced to act in view of what had emerged during the inquiry about what had occurred at Sars over the past four years, and Moyane’s failure to present his side of the story to the commission. The finance committee held several engagements with Moyane on the way he dealt with the former senior executive Jonas Makwakwa, who is alleged to have engaged in suspicious financial transactions of more than R1m, which were identified by the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC). Carrim said there was something “fundamentally wrong” in the way Sars dealt with the Makwakwa matter. Ramaph...

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