The battle to remove Gordhan and ultimately President Cyril Ramaphosa from office is in full swing, writes Adriaan Basson.
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Just days after damning findings against him by the Nugent Commission of Inquiry, axed South African Revenue Service commissioner Tom Moyane has questioned what he has done wrong in an appeal against his dismissal, to the Constitutional Court.
Former president Jacob Zuma has entered the fray over the firing of SARS commissioner Tom Moyane, saying Judge Robert Nugent was not asked to deal with the individual contracts of employees at SARS.
The acting SARS commissioner has apologised 'unreservedly' to people the of South Africa for leadership failures at the tax service.
Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan says the Department of Public Enterprises and National Treasury awarded a tender of R12.1m to Bain for work to be done at state-owned airlines.
A senior SARS employee has said that after the arrival of Tom Moyane the tax agency's internal anti-corruption unit was reduced from handling critical investigations to looking into minor cases such as fraudulent staff sick notes.
Global consultancy says it will undertake a "deep and extensive investigation" into its work for the tax agency, in light of testimony at the Nugent inquiry.
Suspended SARS boss Tom Moyane met with consultancy Bain & Company for an opinion on the tax service long before he was appointed commissioner.
Government ministers and a judge described poor governance challenges that bedevilled SARS under suspended tax boss Tom Moyane
Suspended SARS commissioner Tom Moyane's mysterious trip to Russia in 2017 still cannot be explained.
The Nugent Commission of Inquiry heard from former Finace Minister Malusi Gigaba, current Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, Judge Dennis Davis and Bain managing partner Vittorio Massone in a full day of testimony.
Cyril Ramaphosa says he has completely lost confidence in Tom Moyane, who has 'shown no respect' for his office.
David Maphakela, the lawyer who gave legal assistance to SA Revenue Service head of human resources Luther Lebelo, on Monday morning refused to give oral evidence at the Nugent Inquiry.
The acting commissioner is set to give evidence at the Nugent Inquiry into what is being done to steer the tax service out of its operational crisis.
The General Council of the Bar has come to the defence of Retired Judge Frank Kroon following media reports on his testimony before the Nugent Commission on SARS.
Consulting firm Bain & Company says it is possible it was "used" to further a "personal or political agenda" at the tax agency.
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says he was disappointed in global management consultancy Bain’s inability to deliver results considering it had aided a turnaround at Development Bank of Southern Africa.
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says he was forced to appoint the SARS advisory committee in March 2015 as commissioner Tom Moyane’s attention was focused on the so-called rouge unit, instead of revenue collection.
Davis told the Nugent Commission of Inquiry he never saw the need for the controversial restructuring process at the SARS undertaken by international consulting firm Bain & Company in 2015.
Davis is presenting evidence following former Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba and current Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, on corporate governance and tax shortfalls at the SA Revenue Service.
Former Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba and current Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene will be the highest profile witnesses yet to testify before the Nugent Commission of Inquiry.
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