Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan is set to reveal how he intends to challenge the Public Protector's findings against him. This comes as Gordhan was found to have violated the Constitution when he approved the establishment of the SARS rogue unit.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found Gordhan violated the Constitution when the Public Enterprises Minister approved the establishment of a high-risk investigation unit.
Briefly.co.za reported that only the president has the constitutional mandate to establish a covert unit to investigate high profile individuals' tax affairs.
Gordhan's spokesperson, Adrian Lackay, claims that the Public Protector has gotten her story wrong, commenting that:
“We’ll put the case that challenges the rationality of her conduct with respect to impartiality and fairness and independence.”
The minister has already challenged the finding that he had violated protocol when awarding the early retirement of Ivan Pillay.
Mkhwebane had found that, additionally to his improperly awarded early retirement, Pillay did not posses the qualifications to occupy his top position at SARS.
Eyewitness News reports that Pillay is also expected to challenge the adverse findings in court.
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