Gordhan first person to be charged with violating PMFA in SA - Prof. Ndletyana

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is being prosecuted for something that no one has been charged for before, but it is something that happens all the time, says Associate Professor of political science at the University of Johannesburg, Prof. Mcebisi Ndletyana.

For approving irregular expenditure and extending someone's contract. That's a violation of a PMFA [Public Finance Management Act] and this happens all the time. We hear of this every time and no one has been charged of this.

Prof. Mcebisi Ndletyana, Associate Professor of political science at UJ

They are hoping that Pravin would resign, and if he doesn't resign the President will tell us that because of these charges he is now forced to fire him.

Prof. Mcebisi Ndletyana, Associate Professor of political science at UJ

This morning the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) announced that Gordhan, former SARS commissioner Oupa Magashula and former Sars deputy Commissioner Ivan Pillay will be charged with fraud.

The charge relates to the penalty for an the early retirement of Ivan Pillay from Sars.

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