- Edward Zuma, son of the former president, says Pravin Gordhan believes he is above the law
- Zuma also slammed Cyril Ramaphosa for failing to take disciplinary action against Gordhan
- Zuma added that it would be "judicial overreach" if the courts found in favour of Gordhan regarding his case with the Public Protector
Jacob Zuma's son, Edward Zuma, has said that Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan thinks he is above the law.
Zuma made the remark in an open letter addressed to Gordhan.
In his letter, Zuma was referring to Gordhan's court application to set aside the Public Protector's report, which found against him.
In the report, Busisiwe Mkhwebane had found that Gordhan violated the Constitution by granting an early retirement payout to former Sars head, Ivan Pillay. Consequently, she recommended that Cyril Ramaphosa take disciplinary action against Gordhan, but the president has yet to do so.
Gordhan has since filed court documents in an attempt to have the report set aside, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
Zuma shared his opinion on the matter in a letter he circulated on WhatsApp. In the letter, Zuma says it would be "a serious travesty to our constitutional democracy" if Gordhan's court application was successful.
Zuma adds that this would amount to "judicial overreach", according to Sowetan Live.
Additionally, Zuma slammed Ramaphosa for failing to take action against Gordhan, saying that the president "must uphold and protect the Constitution".
This is not the first tim Zuma has attacked Gordhan. Previously, he has accused the Public Enterprises Minister of corruption and claimed that he "sees black South Africans as low-class".
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