Gordhan submits over 1100 pages to court to set aside Mkhwebane's 'unlawful' findings


- all4women.co.za | 7 months ago

The escalating conflict between Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is headed for the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria after Gordhan filed an urgent application asking the court to interdict Mkhwebane’s remedial action against him and to set aside her findings related to the so-called SARS “rogue unit”… In a voluminous court filing consisting of a founding affidavit and supporting annexures of more than 1 100 pages the former minister of finance rejects Mkhwebane’s findings that the SARS investigative unit was illegal, that he was aware of illegal activities undertaken by the unit and that he lied about a meeting with a member of the Gupta family.

He also slams Mkhwebane and locates her firmly as part of the state capture project, accusing her of ulterior political motives and bias and placing her alongside Julius Malema’s EFF in driving a campaign that seeks to remove him from office. If this campaign – where Mkhwebane has had her office “weaponised” – is successful it “would only serve to facilitate the state capture project and activities.

It also would undermine the renewal of state institutions currently underway and will promote the interests of political proponents of state capture.

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