#PravinGordhan: Arrest Of Finance Minister Expected

The Hawks are moving on Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to be prosecuted for “espionage”. This relating to a case related to the activities of the South African Revenue Service “rogue unit” while he was the tax agency’s commissioner.

Pravin Gordhan
In a highly unusual step‚ the Hawks publicly advised the Minister earlier on Tuesday that he would not receive preferential treatment and that its work would not be stalled by a lack of co-operation. Image by: Ruvan Boshoff

The move is set to most inevitably to plunge the markets back into the turmoil seen in December last year when President Jacob Zuma fired Nhlanhla Nene as finance minister.

Investigators sent two letters to Gordhan wanting answers to 27 questions. The initial deadline of March 1 passed when he said he was prepping the National Budget and did not have time to comply‚ and he said he had not received the second letter‚ which set Monday 14 March as the deadline.

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