Moyane takes his fight with Gordhan to Zondo inquiry

Tom Moyane wants the Zondo commission to relook at what has become the erstwhile tax commissioner’s professional albatross — the damning report into governance issues at the South African Revenue Service (Sars).

On Wednesday, the former Sars head made his application to cross-examine Pravin Gordhan, the former finance minister and now public enterprises minister, who testified before the commission in November. Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, the commission’s chairperson, reserved his decision about this after a heated sparring match between Moyane’s counsel and Gordhan’s.

At the centre of the row were the findings of the Sars commission, chaired by retired Judge Robert Nugent, and which spelled the end of Moyane’s job as Sars commissioner.

Moyane’s advocate, Dali Mpofu, argued that Gordhan’s testimony could only be confirmed by an undue reliance on Nugent’s findings.

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