South African President Cyril Ramaphosa fired the head of the nation’s tax agency, Tom Moyane, after a recommendation by a judicial inquiry into the South African Revenue Service.
“Mr. Moyane’s dismissal is with immediate effect,” Khusela Diko, the president’s spokeswoman, said by phone Thursday from Pretoria. “The president cannot anticipate if Mr. Moyane will challenge the dismissal in court. The president has not indicated when or who he will appoint as a permanent head of SARS.”