ANC veterans accuse Tom Moyane of wanting to destroy the party

ANC veterans accuse Tom Moyane of wanting to destroy the party

A group of veteran ANC members have written a document in which they have nothing good to say about former SARS boss, Tom Moyane. According to the document, Moyane wanted to collapse the ANC from within.

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News24 reports that a group of ANC veterans have written document that is filled with criticism of the former SARS head, Tom Moyane.

In the document, titled "Counter revolution, state capture and corruption in South Africa", the group accuse Moyane of trying to collapse the ruling party.

Former Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Aziz Pahad, and his co-writers, Snuki Zikalala, Mongane Wally Serote, Fazel Randera and Thami Ntenteni say the ANC was wrong in believing an attack against it would come from outside.

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The document, which News24 reports to have obtained a copy of, quotes the Nugent Commission's findings into Moyane's rule at SARS.

Part of the document reads:

"The aim of all this was to weaken and destroy the capacity of SARS to collect the revenues without which the democratic government and state can neither exist nor function.'
"The aim of all of this was, therefore, the defeat of the democratic revolution which our people had ushered in in 1994."

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Former president, Jacob Zuma, appointed Moyane as head of SARS in 2014. He was reportedly briefed by the consulting firm Bain & Company on a new strategy for SARS. After his appointment, the company was used to overhaul SARS.

The group that wrote the accusing document ask why Moyane wanted to cause chaos at SARS. According to them (and Nugent) no head of an important organisation would have done what Moyane did.

The group also warn President Ramaphosa that there are forces inside the ANC that want to defeat the "democratic revolution".

Another thing the group warns the ANC about is that the party should not be fooled into thinking the defeat of apartheid was the end of "apartheid forces", according to News24.

"Taking all this into account, it is clear that the country is in the grip of a general political, economic and social crisis which became entrenched in the last nine to ten years."
"This crisis became entrenched because our system of governance had been captured by forces beholden to the counter-revolution."

Moyane has not responded to the document and its accusations yet.

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