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Edward Kieswetter, Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service.
Edward Kieswetter, Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service.
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The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has objected to the findings of the Nugent and Zondo commissions of inquiry being used as evidence in court, as it seeks to block the reinstatement of two staff members axed during the tenure of disgraced former commissioner Tom Moyane.

Last week, the Johannesburg Labour Court ordered SARS to immediately reinstate Hope Mashilo and Tshebeletso Seremane, who were dismissed in 2017 when the tax agency was in the midst of a controversial restructuring.  

SARS dismissed them for refusing to move to vaguely defined new jobs called "domain specialists" established as part of the restructuring proposed by consultancy Bain

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