JUST IN: Gordhan's lawyers hit out at Public Protector over 'rogue unit' probe

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- fin24.com | a month ago

Public Enterprise Minister Pravin Gordhan has complied with the Constitution in terms of his conduct in a matter the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is investigating, his lawyers said in a statement.

The statement issued late on Tuesday evening, by Gordhan's lawyers Malatji Kanyane Incorporated, pokes holes at an earlier statement issued by the public protector's office. Earlier this evening, Fin24 reported that the public protector agreed to extend the deadline by which the minister was expected to respond to allegations from a complaint made by Economic Freedom Fighters Floyd Shivambu.

The public protector had subpoenaed Gordhan to respond to allegations about the so-called rogue unit and the unlawful pursuit of EFF leader Julius Malema's tax affairs.

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