EFF comes to Mkhwebane's defence, set to join legal fight in Gordhan review application

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- news24.com | 4 months ago

The EFF has instructed its lawyers to join in the legal defence of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane following widespread backlash over her report involving Pravin Gordhan, it said on Monday.

The EFF threw its weight behind the principle that the Public Protector's reports must be taken on review in a court if there is disagreement over a finding made by it. It also hit out at the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, which is the latest organisation to join in on growing calls for Mkhwebane's recall following her findings that Gordhan was guilty of "improper conduct" over his approval of then deputy SA Revenue Services Commissioner Ivan Pillay's early retirement and pay-out.

The foundation's executive director, Neeshan Balton said Mkhwebane was acting in a manner that came across as being "irrational" and "driven by an agenda that is clearly not about protecting the interests of the public".

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