African National Congress (ANC) member Phapano Phasha has written a letter to the party's integrity commission requesting it look into Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s report on Pravin Gordhan.
On Friday, Public Protector Busiswe Mkhwebane released her report finding former Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan guilty of improper conduct, regarding an early retirement payout for former South African Revenue Service deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay.
Phasha wants the commission to determine whether the allegations against Gordhan are enough for it to call into question for bringing the party into disrepute.
To discuss the letter, Africa Melane speaks to Phasha.
It will be in the officials' best interest to take the matter to the commission so that the commission isn't seen as a biased body.— Phapano Phasha, Member - ANC's Brian Bunting branch
If you recall the people called to the integrity commission were called mainly because of allegations and not findings by any statutory bodies.— Phapano Phasha, Member - ANC's Brian Bunting branch
She says the integrity commission must deal with the merits of the Public Protector's report and not the timing of the release.
Phasha says Chapter 9 institutions need to be affirmed.
If Pravin Gordhan feels that the Public Protector has erred let him take the case on review.— Phapano Phasha, Member - ANC's Brian Bunting branch
Listen below to the full interview: