- Raymond Zondo has rejected Tom Moyane's bid to cross-examine Pravin Gordhan
- Zondo said this was because Moyane had failed to specify which part of Gordhan's testimony he wanted to challenge
- This comes after Moyane's lawyer had claimed that Gordhan was racist toward the former SARS boss
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has dismissed the application by former SARS head, Tom Moyane, to cross-examine Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.
Zondo ruled that Moyane's application did not comply with the commission's rules.
This comes after Gordhan's testimony before the commission, in which he claimed that Moyane was unaccountable as the SARS boss.
Moyane reportedly wanted to cross-examine Gordhan in order to test and challenge these claims.
Zondo explained the rules of the commission, saying that an applicant needed to describe exactly which part of a witness's testimony they wanted to challenge, according to Eyewitness News. He went on to say that Moyane had not done this.
Zondo also explained that Moyane's application was not relevant enough to Gordhan's testimony.
In March, Moyane's lawyer, Dali Mpofu, in his application to cross-examine Gordhan, had accused the Public Enterprises Minister of racism, Briefly.co.za has gathered. As evidence, Mpofu cited an alleged phone call between Gordhan and Moyane in which Gordhan had told the former SARS boss to "grow up".
Mpofu argued that this was racist, as it implied that Moyane was a boy. Additionally, Mpofu asserted that Gordhan's testimony was notable not because of what he chose to include, but because of what he chose too exclude.
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