Let courts judge on Gordhan-Mkhwebane dispute, speaker chastens EFF

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- fin24.com | 4 weeks ago

The Economic Freedom Fighters in Parliament tried to push Deputy President David Mabuza to take a stand in the standoff between Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan and Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane during his oral replies to the legislature on Thursday afternoon.

EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi looked to use a supplementary question following from his fellow EFF MP Floyd Shivambu to ask the question, but National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise shut the line of questioning down as the matter is before the courts. Subscribe to Fin24’s newsletter here  Shivambu asked whether Mabuza, as leader of government business in the National Assembly, intends to fast-track legislation that is currently in the works to regulate the establishment of intelligence services in government departments and state-owned entities.

This question comes in the context of a Public Protector report which concludes that Gordhan flouted the law in terms of the establishment of a covert unit at the SA Revenue Service during Gordhan's time as commissioner there.

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