Moyane gives Ramaphosa an ultimatum to halt inquiry or face legal action
Suspended Sars commissioner, Tom Moyane, has given President Cyril Ramaphosa until Friday to stop the inquiries against him or face legal action.
EWN political reporter, Qaanitah Hunter, says Moyane's legal team argued that it is unfair that he faces two inquiries at the same time.
They are saying that it was the President who initiated both inquiries - the Sars inquiry that's looking at the tax administration and governance, and the disciplinary inquiry, therefore it is his decision to dissolve them.
Hunter says Judge Robert Nugent who is heading the inquiry into Sars, rejected submissions by Moyane's legal team that both inquiry be stopped.
He gave them a schooling in law over those submissions they made. He rejected their demand that the inquiry be halted.Qaanitah Hunter, EWN political reporter
Nugent's point was that the inquiry was set up by an act by the President therefore it cannot dissolve itself.Qaanitah Hunter, EWN political reporter
Hunter says Moyane's legal team wrote to the President on Monday asking him to dissolve the inquiries or at least one of them and also fire Prof Michael Katz, Sars advisor.
She says this is not the first time that Moyane threatened to take the President to court since the meeting at the President's house where Moyane was suspended.
It will be interesting to see whether they will go to court on urgent basis if the President doesn't respond.Qaanitah Hunter, EWN political reporter
To hear the rest of the interview with EWN's Qaanitah Hunter, listen below:
5 retirement saving tips for those who left it late
It’s better to start late than never! The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Jeanette Marais.Read More
Believe it, or not – the cost of living in SA is amongst the lowest in the world
If only we earned more – we’d be rich! Kieno Kammies interviews Certified Financial Planner Paul Roelofse.Read More
This company turns recycled stones into tree-free, waterproof paper
Tree-free paper? Australian entrepreneurs Kevin Garcia and Jon Tse explain how their company produces paper without using timber.Read More
'I’m very conscious about how I spend. I don’t buy fancy cars. I buy bargains'
Bruce Whitfield interviews Sipho Hotstix Mabuse about his attitude toward money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).Read More
Enjoy life and save for the future by splitting income using the '50/15/5 rule'
You only live once — personal finance guru Warren Ingram on divvying up your income if you're not the budgeting type.Read More
First commercial dagga licence granted to Stellenbosch farm
An owner of Polkadraai Strawberry Farm says it will produce medical marijuana under their trading company, Felbridge.Read More
Cape Town 'leading' growth in Muslim tourism market
CrescentRating CEO Fazal Bahardeen discusses the needs of Muslim tourists visiting South Africa.Read More
New Cape Winelands app offers a comprehensive to-do-list for visitors
There are a thousand things to do in the Cape Winelands District in addition to enjoying great wine, an official explains.Read More
All eyes on UAE and India after US moves to sanction Guptas
News24 editor Adriaan Basson says he's interested to see if other foreign jurisdictions will co-operate with SA and US authorities.Read More
Shoprite and Pick n Pay to roll out spaza shops of their own in the townships
"You’re getting the same price that you would get if you went to town," says Investment Analyst Lulama Qongqo.Read More
Aarto draft regulations could end up being challenged in court
Justice Project South Africa says the regulations are inconsistent with the Constitution and may lead to legal actionRead More
Sindiso Magaqa murder trial postponed to April 2020
The slain politician's close friend Thabiso Zulu gives reasons as to why the case is being scheduled for next year.Read More
Fees Must Fall's Cekeshe 'very disheartened until Ngcukaitobi took on case'
Activist Busisiwe Seabe says convicted activist Kanya Cekeshe received ill-advised council from his former lawyer to plead guilty.Read More
'Recordings prove Moyane knew SARS unit wasn't rogue'
Investigative journalist Kyle Cowan says the recordings that have come to light show that the Sars rogue unit narrative is falseRead More
Zuma trial: 'We are dealing with the godfather of South African politics'
Analyst Xolani Dube says upcoming trial not so much about the individual, as the organisation which allowed him so much power.Read More
Gordhan 'aggrieved' by 'nonsensical' Survé raid allegations
On Wednesday media boss Iqbal Survé claimed Pravin Gordhan was behind a raid on his Sekunjalo Investment Holdings offices.Read More
'We hope that other countries co-operate with mutual legal assistance requests'
Justice Department spokesperson Crispin Phiri says the US acted on its call with the sanctions against Guptas.Read More
US explains financial sanctions and visa restrictions on Guptas and Salim Essa
Chargé d’Affaires and Acting Ambassador at U.S. Mission in South Africa David Young outlines details of the sanctions.Read More
'Zandile Gumede says she feels harassed and didn't know anything about raid'
EWN reporter Nkosikhona Duma and NPA KZN spokesperson Natasha Kara explains what happened at the former eThekwini mayor's house.Read More
Umalusi ready to administer 2019 final exams
Umalusi CEO Dr Mafu Rakometsi says there will be punitive measures taken against anybody found to be acting irregularly.Read More