Tom Monyane served with disciplinary charges

Suspended SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane has been served with disciplinary charges, the Presidency announced on Friday.

This relates to alleged misconduct in violation of his duties and responsibilities in terms of the South African Revenue Service Act, Public Finance Management Act and SARS Code of Conduct.

The Presidency said Monyane was served with the charges on Thursday.

According to the Presidency, retired Constitutional Court Judge Kate O’Regan has been appointed as presiding officer for the disciplinary inquiry.

The disciplinary inquiry relates to alleged leadership and organisational failures.

The Presidency said the inquiry will be conducted in writing to make findings, subject to the presiding officer’s discretion to hear oral evidence. This approach has been chosen to ensure a procedurally fair and speedy disciplinary process.

A separate process through the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry, will focus on tax administrative issues like VAT refunds and shortfalls in revenue in the past two financial years.

More details on the Commission of Inquiry will be published shortly.

President Cyril Ramaphosa relieved Moyane of his duties in March, citing the handling of the Jonas Makwakwa scandal, as well as VAT repayments to Gupta-linked companies as some of the reasons for his suspension.

Source: South African Government News Agency

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