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:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
'Ramaphosa knows he's got his work cut out with regard to state security'

'Ramaphosa knows he's got his work cut out with regard to state security'

Karima Brown speaks to political analyst Vukani Mde ahead of the President's second oral reply on Tuesday.

Political Desk: Summons of former Sars officials 'coincidental'

Political Desk: Summons of former Sars officials 'coincidental'

Political Editor at Business Day, Natasha Marrian looks at the top political stories of the day.

Sars spy case postponed to June

Sars spy case postponed to June

Pillay, Van Loggerenberg, and Janse van Rensburg stand accused of installing surveillance cameras to spy on the Scorpions in 2007.

[LISTEN] How Sars can restore the people’s faith

[LISTEN] How Sars can restore the people’s faith

Economics & finance commentator Barbara Curson chats about the blunders Sars has made, and what steps they should take to fix it.

Sisulu to apologise to Lesotho King for mistreatment by SA border guards

Sisulu to apologise to Lesotho King for mistreatment by SA border guards

Peter Fabricius, African Correspondent for Daily Maverick explains how Lesotho's King was mistreated.

Sleepless nights are upon me - acting Commissioner Mark Kingon on fixing Sars

Sleepless nights are upon me - acting Commissioner Mark Kingon on fixing Sars

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews acting South African Revenue Services Commissioner Mark Kingon.

'We are starting to do the right things and this is just the beginning'

'We are starting to do the right things and this is just the beginning'

702 Breakfast Show host Bongani Bingwa reflects on some of the encouraging signs of change in the country.

South Africa likely to avoid Moody's downgrade - Economist

South Africa likely to avoid Moody's downgrade - Economist

Moody's is expected to release its credit rating review on South Africa on Friday afternoon.

Has Tom Moyane surrendered over suspension row?

Has Tom Moyane surrendered over suspension row?

It seems Tom Moyane has changed his mind about challenging his suspension, says the Financial Mail's Sikonathi Mantshantsha.

Political Desk: President doesn't have to consult anyone to appoint SARS head

Political Desk: President doesn't have to consult anyone to appoint SARS head

Associate editor at Tiso BlackStar Ranjeni Munusamy shares her analysis on the Sars Act amendment and Zuma's legal fees.

New Sars boss 'committed' to serving South Africans

New Sars boss 'committed' to serving South Africans

Newly appointed Acting Commissioner of Sars, Mark Kingon speaks about his new role and developments at Sars.

‘I would fully support Mcebisi Jonas as someone to lead Sars’

‘I would fully support Mcebisi Jonas as someone to lead Sars’

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews former Sars spokesperson Adrian Lackay.

Pauw: Moyane was on the verge of destroying Sars, Ramaphosa had to act

Pauw: Moyane was on the verge of destroying Sars, Ramaphosa had to act

Acclaimed author Jacques Pauw outlines damage done by suspended Sars boss Moyane during his tenure, and why Ramaphosa had to act.

Popular articles
Stealthing: a form of rape, says Dr Tlaleng

Stealthing: a form of rape, says Dr Tlaleng

'Stealthing' is the act of discreetly removing the condom without the knowledge or consent of the other party during sex.

Afroworld View employees left jobless, as DStv shuts it down

Afroworld View employees left jobless, as DStv shuts it down

CWU says 350 workers from Afroworld View will be paid at the end of the month even though the channel has closed.

[LISTEN] Solly Msimanga: Expropriate land at market related prices

[LISTEN] Solly Msimanga: Expropriate land at market related prices

Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane Solly Msimanga shares his vision for Gauteng as the candidate for Premier in 2019.

We need to guard our independence - Kganyago

We need to guard our independence - Kganyago

Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago responds to an EFF bill proposing nationalisation of the central bank

[WATCH] Guy gives girlfriend the hood from his jacket but keeps coat for himself

[WATCH] Guy gives girlfriend the hood from his jacket but keeps coat for himself

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone viral'.

Two young boys go the extra mile to get a sick dog to a vet with just R7

Two young boys go the extra mile to get a sick dog to a vet with just R7

Peter and Jerry gave up their last R7 to get a sick community dog (Lady) to an Animal Welfare shelter for medical attention.