Former South African Revenue Service (SARS) spokesman Adrian Lackay’s hearing at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) got off to a tense start on Monday, with counsel for his erstwhile employer accusing him of abusing the process.Lackay left SARS in February 2015 in the wake of the rogue unit scandal and is now claiming constructive dismissal, saying his resignation was forced because his continued employment became intolerable following Tom Moyane’s appointment as commissioner.Lackay wants the CCMA to order SARS to pay him 12 months’ salary in compensation.But there was an argument about what evidence could be placed before the arbitrator before evidence even began. As a result, arbitration was postponed for arbitrator Joyce Nkopane to give a written ruling.The rogue unit scandal follows a series of media reports claiming there was a "covert" or "rogue" investigative unit in SARS that broke the law in how it went about its work. Much of what was reporte...

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