Ombud Demands Disciplinary Action Against South African Minister

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found it implausible that Public Enterprises Minister failed to remember any details about a meeting he had with a member of the Gupta family and that former South African Revenue Service (SARS) commissioner Oupa Magashula lied under oath during his interview with her by claiming that the so-called unlawful SARS "rogue unit" did not exist. As part of Mkhwebane's remedial actions, President Cyril Ramaphosa has 30 days to take appropriate disciplinary action against Gordhan for "violation of the Constitution and the Executive Ethics Code".

Left: Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Centre: President Cyril Ramaphosa. Right: Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.

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