EFF stands by Public Protector after earlier misgivings

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- news24.com | 3 months ago

The EFF has thrown its weight behind Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, saying anybody who disagrees with her report on a pension-related decision by Pravin Gordhan when he was finance minister, should take it to court on review.

The party has flip-flopped over her suitability for the post before, but its latest statement was to "stand up for the principle of taking disputed reports on review". It also laid into the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation for sticking up for Gordhan by calling for Mkhwebane's recall.

Last week, Mkhwebane recommended that Gordhan be investigated over an early retirement pension payment agreement for former SA Revenue Services (Sars) deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay.

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