Letters show Moyane refuses to account to Gordhan, turns to Zuma to intervene

The Mail & Guardian reports that South African Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner, Tom Moyane, refuses to accept that he is a subordinate of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Whenever Minister Gordhan started to assert his power Commissioner Tom Moyane would would to President Zuma. In fact it happened four times in the space of a few months.

Pauli van Wyk, Mail & Guardian investigative journalist

He [Moyane] declared intergovernmental dispute against Minister Gordhan and he asked the President to appoint a retired Judge to mediate their broken relationship.

Pauli van Wyk, Mail & Guardian investigative journalist

During his budget speech, Gordhan said part of the R28 billion revenue shortfall is due to failure of the tax authority.

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