Judge Robert Nugent has advised that President Cyril Ramaphosa fire suspended Sars commissioner Tom Moyane immediately.
This according to reports by TimesLive.
The recommendation was apparently made by Nugent in his interim report, seen by TimesLive, submitted to Ramaphosa two weeks ago.
According to TimesLive, the report notes that Ramaphosa must axe Moyane and appoint a new commissioner as a first step to solving the problems plaguing Sars.
The judge says Moyane must be fired regardless of what the outcome of his disciplinary inquiry is, reports EWN's Barry Bateman.
Nugent also slammed Moyane for failing to appear before his commission of inquiry.
Meanwhile, hearings by the Nugent commission continue this week where the restructure IT infrastructure is in sharp focus.
We're hearing now that Nugent has recommended that Ramaphosa fires Tom Moyane as the first necessary measure, without which there is no possibility of rectifying the damage done to this organisation.— Barry Bateman, EWN reporter
The judge goes as far to say that irrespective of the disciplinary inquiry that's still to be heard against Moyane, his concern is not one of disciplinary, but rather the management of Sars.— Barry Bateman, EWN reporter
There are sufficient grounds based on the evidence that has already been presented to warrant this serious recommendation to the President.— Barry Bateman, EWN reporter
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