- Busisiwe Mkhwebane has hit back hard at Pravin Gordhan
- She claims that he has insulted her and made baseless allegations against her
- This comes after the Public Enterprises Minister filed a court application to have the Public Protector's report against him set aside
The Public Protector's office has slammed Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, saying that his application to have the remedial action against him set aside is "an unjustified attempt by an aggrieved party to avoid accountability for his unlawful conduct".
This comes as Busisiwe Mkhwebane filed an answering affidavit to Gordhan's court application to have her report against him set aside.
In her report, Mkhwebane had found that Gordhan had lied to Parliament about his meeting with the Guptas and that that he was involved in the formation of the so-called Sars "rogue unit".
Additionally, in recent weeks Mkhwebane found that Gordhan violated the Constitution by granting an early retirement payout to former Sars head Ivan Pillay, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
Even Cyril Ramaphosa has since joined the fray. The Public Protector had recommended that the president take remedial action against Gordhan. Ramaphosa filed court documents this week urging the court to declare that he had noted Mkhwebane's recommendation, despite not having sanctioned Gordhan.
Mkhwebane hit back hard at Gordhan in the court documents filed this week. She claims that Gordhan's allegations against her are wholly without evidence.
She also alleges that Gordhan has used his legal bid to "mount unjustified insults by making unprecedented allegations that I have aided corruption and state capture", according to News24.
Mkhwebane has asked the court to dismiss Gordhan's application with costs.
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