South Africa: Attacks On Gordhan Intensify As ANC Integrity Commission and Parliament Called Upon to Investigate Him

Pravin Gordhan (file photo).
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Opponents of Pravin Gordhan continue to mobilise. On Tuesday it emerged that a complaint against Gordhan has been laid with the ANC's integrity commission, calling on him to appear before the veterans as 16 other ANC leaders have done thus far. Jimmy Manyi's political party, the African Transformation Movement, meanwhile, wants Parliament to establish a special committee to assess Gordhan's fitness to hold office.

The onslaught against former Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan shows no sign of abating. On the back of the Public Protector report implicating Gordhan in misconduct, a complaint has now been laid with the ANC integrity commission demanding that Gordhan be summoned before them to "clear his name".

The complaint was sent to the integrity commission on Monday night by ANC Brian Bunting branch member Phapano Phasha, who told the media that she had received acknowledgement of its receipt.

"To ensure that the commission continues to be seen as acting consistently, without fear or favour, I am calling on the commission to flag Comrade Gordhan as a risk to the reputation of the ANC and subpoena him to explain himself and clear his name like other leaders of the ANC such as Comrade David Mabuza have...

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