CAPE TOWN - President Cyril Ramaphosa in a statement welcomed a ruling by the high court in Pretoria dismissing axed South African Revenue Service boss Tom Moyane's bid to get his job back.
"President Ramaphosa has welcomed the judgment as a step towards stabilising SARS at a time when efficient revenue collection and tax justice is vital to economic recovery and restoring the confidence of corporate and personal taxpayers in this important public institution," the statement from the presidency said.
"In line with the recommendations of the Nugent Commission, the president will soon initiate the process to appoint a new SARS commissioner."
Early, Moyane failed in his bid to force Ramaphosa to temporary withdraw his decision to fire him.
Moyane also lost the court application to prevent retired Judge Robert Nugent from giving Ramaphosa his final report on allegations of fraud and corruption which emerged during the hearings the Sars Commission since June this year.