Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan's lawyer Tebogo Malatji, says they hope the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) will consider their submissions, then decide whether to prosecute the minister of finance or not.
We are hopeful that in the event that they think that there is a case to be answered, they will have at a very minimum, at least have debate with us on whether the legal grounds on which the purported contraventions are to be formulated is legal found or not.— Tebogo Malatji, minister of finance's lawyer
Malatji says he would be surprised if Gordhan gets arrested.
I would really be surprised if anybody would think that this is one of those cases which justify the arrest.— Tebogo Malatji, minister of finance's lawyer
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Malatji says the perception that Gordhan is acting as if he is above the law is not true, and that in fact he has been cooperating with the Hawks.
Last week, Gordhan did not present himself to the Hawks to answer questions related to the investigation into a unit set up at SARS while Gordhan was the organisation’s Commissioner.