Zondo denies Moyane the opportunity to cross-examine Gordhan

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- city-press.news24.com | 2 months ago

Former South African Revenue Service commissioner Tom Moyane – who has acquired the services of legal heavyweight advocate Dali Mpofu – has been denied leave to cross-examine Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan before the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture.

This ruling was made by the commission chair, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, on Tuesday. He said having considered both the oral and written submissions presented by Moyane and Gordhan’s legal counsel he could not find why Moyane should be granted the opportunity to grill Gordhan, who last year revealed the animosity that had arisen between him and the former tax boss.

Read: Zondo reserves judgment in Moyane’s application to cross-examine GordhanZondo cited that after reading Moyane’s affidavit “carefully” he believed that “Moyane does not address why granting him leave to cross-examine Mr Gordhan is necessary and in the best interests of the functions of this commission”.

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