Moyane lawyer doesn't rule out action against Ramaphosa

The lawyer representing former Sars commissioner Tom Moyane says they will have no option but to take President Cyril Ramaphosa to court if he doesn't fix the processes relating to Moyane's disciplinary hearing.

If the President refuses to fix the process to be fair, we will have no option but to take him to court.

Eric Mabuza, Lawyer representing former Sars commissioner Tom Moyane

In March, Moyane was suspended after being charged with obstructing an investigation into suspicious transactions in the bank account of his deputy, Jonas Makwakwa.

Eric Mabuza says the way his client has been treated is unfair - namely the leaking of correspondence between him and the president, the leaking of the offers made to Moyane and of the charges brought against him.

Moyane has been tried by the media since then, but the most important thing is that he has kept quiet because we have advised him not to say anything.

Eric Mabuza, Lawyer representing former Sars commissioner Tom Moyane

Now when the process is set up, it is deeply flawed because he is not given an opportunity to cross examine his accusers, to check their credibility and to tell his side of the story.

Eric Mabuza, Lawyer representing former Sars commissioner Tom Moyane

We want these people to come forward and say Moyane has done this and we have seen him so that Moyane can get an an opportunity to ask when did this happen hand how did I instruct you.

Eric Mabuza, Lawyer representing former Sars commissioner Tom Moyane

Mabuza says Moyane has never admitted to any of the accusations leveled against him in the media and that's the reason they are calling for the inquiry to be public.

To hear the rest of the interview with Tom Moyane's lawyer, listen below:


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