Intricate legal dance masks deadly battle

- | 4 months ago

The president says he’s already complied with the Public Protector’s order by considering it, informing her on disciplinary steps and taking appropriate action.

He wrote and told her exactly what he’s doing – and reckons it’s legally appropriate. Cyril Ramaphosa submits that it’s only reasonable to take ‘appropriate’ action once Pravin Gordhan’s court review of her finding (that he wrongly approved former SARS deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay’s early retirement at SARS when head of the revenue body), has been completed.

Otherwise, he wouldn’t know what penalty might be appropriate – or if one is needed at all.

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