ConCourt dismisses Tom Moyane’s bid to win back Sars job
Tom Moyane had approached the apex court directly after the High Court ruled in December that his dismissal was both lawful and rational.
Moyane had approached the apex court directly after the High Court ruled in December that his dismissal was both lawful and rational.
JUST IN #TomMoyane the Constitutional Court has dismissed former SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane’s application for leave to appeal the High Court order which found his dismissal to be lawful and rational. BB pic.twitter.com/uinEtoxySx— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) February 12, 2019
The Constitutional Court says it considered Moyane’s application for leave to appeal but concluded this month that it should be dismissed because there is no reasonable prospect of success.
In December, High Court Judge Hans Fabricius ruled that there is absolutely no realistic prospect that a court will grant Moyane the relief he is seeking, nevertheless, Moyane fought on.
The court was also scathing of Moyane’s conduct during the Nugent Commission of Inquiry and related litigation, saying attacks on Judge Robert Nugent and Ramaphosa were baseless.
The former commissioner’s attorney has not responded to a request for comment.
(Edited by Thapelo Lekabe)