By any lawful measure or standard, my tenure at Sars was the most successful in the democratic era.— Tom Moyane
Why then was he removed?
Moyane says it’s because of a vast conspiracy against him by President Cyril Ramaphosa, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and “the media”.
His Trumpian statement follows on previous legal attempts by him to evade the inquiry into Sars under him as well as his disciplinary hearing, both of which are happening at the same time.
Some of the other reality-twisting claims Moyane has made in his Constitutional Court challenge of his disciplinary hearing and the Sars Inquiry:
The tax collection shortfall last year totals R50 billion, a figure excepted as true by everyone, except Moyane.
Moyane did nothing wrong in handling the fortune deposited into Jonas Makwakwa's accounts, despite a Financial Intelligence Centre report.
The millions the Guptas received in VAT refunds were also not his fault - other employees are to blame.
Moyane defended Bain & Company’s “restructuring” of Sars, despite the company admitting wrongdoing and agreeing to pay back the R164 million it earned for the work.
- He commended the Sunday Times for "reporting courageously" on the (we now know non-existent) “rogue unit” at Sars, even though the Sunday Times has itself admitted its error and apologised.
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).
We’re making a mistake if we think it’s one family… there are many… we can look at the cigarette barons… there are many. This happens when you have a weak state and a weak leader.— Pauli van Wyk, Scorpio at Daily Maverick
It’s a process of networking… of enforcing that network… by using the name of your top boogie man… The whole Gutpa-network was very layered… They would have Mr Zuma and beyond that, they would have the top of an institution… they would have certain people in key places…— Pauli van Wyk, Scorpio at Daily Maverick
Someone who assisted Mr Zuma with his tax affairs told me… He has two fears. The one is being poor and the second is being in jail again.— Pauli van Wyk, Scorpio at Daily Maverick
Mr Zuma had tax problems… They struggled to get him tax compliant… It was also his wives, children and friends…— Pauli van Wyk, Scorpio at Daily Maverick
It didn’t start with Mr Zuma… If we look at Thabo Mbeki and how he used the Scorpions…— Pauli van Wyk, Scorpio at Daily Maverick
I found things that contradicted the Sunday Times… the more I probed the more it contradicted them… I tried to prove them right and to this day I couldn’t… The women have been ousted, but the men are still working.— Pauli van Wyk, Scorpio at Daily Maverick
It’s no coincidence that Mr Zuma was removed from his position and the underworld is starting to challenge each other.— Pauli van Wyk, Scorpio at Daily Maverick
The heart-breaking part for me was seeing how people cried before a commission… the hurt, injury and trauma… how this Government treated people being good to this country!— Pauli van Wyk, Scorpio at Daily Maverick
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