Gordhan lied to parliament, Zondo about Gupta meetings – Mkhwebane

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- citizen.co.za | a week ago

At a media briefing in which she announced the release of six new reports, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane detailed new findings relating to Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan.

Among these is Mkhwebane finding that Gordhan lied to both parliament and the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture when he said he couldn’t recall meeting members of the controversial Gupta family. According to Mkhwebane, this amounts to a violation of the executive ethics code and proves him to have conducted himself in a way that is “not consistent with his office”.

An investigation into Gordhan, which the public protector said was conducted “under extremely difficult conditions”, also contains another bombshell – that the so-called “rogue unit” was real.

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