ConCourt rules against reinstatement of racist Sars employee

The Constitutional Court has ruled that South African Revenue Services (Sars) decision to dismiss Jacobus Kruger for his racist remarks is justified.

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng set aside the reinstatement of Kruger, a former Sars officer based at OR Tambo International Airport, saying it would be unreasonable to expect Sars to retain an employeein which it had lost faith.

Kruger called his boss the k-word in 2007, and was found guilty during a disciplinary hearing. He was fired with immediate effect by then Sars Commissioner Pravin Gordhan.

Mogoeng spent quite a bit of time emphasising the fact that you cannot allow something like this to happen, and the court need to be very firm when it comes to situations of racism.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

Sars has also released a statement saying they welcome the ConCourt judgement and will not tolerate racism.

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