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Johannesburg - President Cyril Ramaphosa has fired embattled South African Revenue Services (Sars) boss Tom Moyane, it was reported on Thursday.
According to Business Day, this comes after Ramaphosa accepted the recommendation of retired judge Robert Nugent, who heads the commission of inquiry into tax administration and governance at Sars, in his interim report that he fire Moyane.
Moyane's axing was confirmed by presidential spokesperson Khusile Diko in a brief telephone interview with Business Report.
The chop comes a day after the embattled former Sars commissioner wrote to Ramaphosa, asking him to reject Nugent's recommendation.