President Cyril Ramaphosa has flatly refused to withdraw his decision to fire Tom Moyane as SA Revenue Services (Sars) commissioner. This means that Moyane will now take the matter to court. His lawyer, Eric Mabuza, said on Monday that his legal team was working as quickly as possible to take legal action to protect his rights. In his letter to Ramaphosa, Mabuza indicated that he would take legal action to block the president from appointing a successor to Moyane. "We will have to take whatever action that is necessary, to protect Mr Moyane's rights," Mabuza told Business Day on Monday. In a terse letter responding to Moyane's demand to Ramaphosa to reverse his termination of service, the state attorney says it had been advised that the president would not withdraw the notice to Moyane. Ramaphosa fired Moyane on November 1 after months of back and forth with the embattled former tax boss fighting the disciplinary process against him, as well as the Sars commission of inquiry to get ...

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