- The EFF has released the previously censored report on the SARS rogue unit
- The party had lauded the court’s decision to release the report into the public eye
- The intelligence report recommended that Pravin Gordhan and others involved should face criminal charges over the debacle
The Economic Freedom Fighters have released the intelligence report to the public after a recent court ruling.
Briefly.co.za reported that the Equality Court had thwarted Minister Pravin Gordhan’s attempt to prevent the document from forming part of the EFF’s case against him.
The classified report put forward by the Inspector-General of Intelligence was released by party spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi in a message to the media, reports The Citizen.
While the party is determined to spread the report, which recommends criminal action against the Public Enterprises Minister and others involved, the document remains a bone of contention.
State Security Agency spokesperson Mava Scott revealed that it would be going forward with plans to have the report removed from EFF court papers:
“The report contains secret information exposing the identities of members and former intelligence members as well as methods of the agency, which is protected from publication by the law.”
SowetanLIVE reports that the EFF has welcomed the ruling, saying that it was a step forward as far as holding Gordhan accountable was concerned:
“Both a chapter 9 institution, in the form of the public protector and a chapter 11 institution in the form of the inspector-general of intelligence have found that Pravin Gordhan ran an illegal intelligence unit within Sars. They determined that he must be criminally prosecuted. Today's judgment is a victory of accountability against an individual who feels above the law.”
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