How Gordhan helped create the Moyane ‘monster’

How Gordhan helped create the Tom Moyane ‘monster.’ Image: FILE PHOTO
How Gordhan helped create the Tom Moyane ‘monster.’ Image: FILE PHOTO

The epic and long-running battle between Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane reached a climax this week when President Cyril Ramaphosa suspended the latter.

The two have been at each other’s throats since claims exploded of a “rogue spy unit” operating at the revenue service and Moyane initiated investigations against Gordhan and former SARS officials.

Gordhan tried in vain to have Moyane booted out when he was reappointed finance minister but could not do so because he was under the protection of former president Jacob Zuma.

It turns out that the way Moyane was appointed in September 2014 and the difficulty to remove him from his position is actually Gordhan’s doing.

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