Beleaguered former South African Revenue Services (SARS) boss Tom Moyane’s lawyers have written to President Cyril Ramaphosa demanding that he reverse his decision to fire Moyane following recommendations from an inquiry led by retired Judge Robert Nugent.
Moyane’s lawyers demanded that Ramaphosa withdraw their client’s dismissal letter by Friday, or face another court challenge.
For these and countless other grounds of unlawfulness, we are instructed to demand, as we hereby do, that you withdraw your letter of termination dated 1 November 2018, restore the status quo which obtained before the service thereof (i.e. that our client is suspended with pay pending outcome of the disciplinary inquiry…,” read the letter, dated November 5.
”Upon your failure to do so on or before 12h00 Friday 9 November 2018, we hold firm instructions to institute urgent court proceedings without any further notice to you, to seek orders inter alia declaring your aforementioned conduct to be irrational, unlawful, and invalid and also interdicting, you pending the outcome of the Constitutional Court, from purporting to receive, accept and/or implement any ‘recommendations’ of the Sars commission
Ramaphosa is also warned to not appoint a replacement for Moyane, as the latter is ”to hold that office until his term of office expires or until he is lawfully removed’