Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan says recent reports about his arrest – imminent or not – have been extremely distressing for him and his family and that his lawyers will approach the Hawks and the National Prosecuting authority for further information and clarity.
“I cannot believe that I am being investigated and could possibly be charged for something I am completely innocent of‚” Gordhan said in a statement on Tuesday evening.
He said he had answered the questions submitted by the Hawks‚ and had not heard from them.
“I was not aware of any impending charges or further investigations until the reports in the past weekend‚” he added.
He says the alleged influence of business people over state institutions will undermine their integrity &honesty within Treasury