Here's what the Public Protector wants to know from Gordhan

- | 3 months ago

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has been subpoenaed by the Public Protector to submit an affidavit related to the so-called SARS 'rogue unit' – in a case dating back to his time as SARS Commissioner.

Gordhan’s role in the formation of an internal investigations unit has been dealt with extensively through various platforms, and the latest action has been described by his spokesperson Adrian Lackay as "abuse of [the] office" headed by Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Allegations relating to the 'rogue unit' were in 2014 investigated by the Public Protector, and in 2016, the Hawks sent Gordhan 27 questions.

A 2018 report by the Nugent Commission of Inquiry into SARS found that the high-risk investigation unit was not unlawful.

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