[LISTEN] The use of lawfare in SA and the Gordhan vs Mkhwebane case

As Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan seeks legal action to suspend Public Protector Busiswe Mkhwebane's remedial action against him and takes her findings on review, questions have been raised over the legalities surrounding both the report and the case.

Mkhwebane made several adverse findings against Gordhan in a report released by her office this month into the so-called South African Revenue Services rogue unit.

Eusebius McKaiser spoke to analysts Judith February, Ebrahim Fakir and Prince Mashele about the politics surrounding the case and other wide-ranging issues in the political arena.

Pravin Gordhan's responding affidavit is highly charged and it is quite emotional and that sort of has problems of its own but I certainly think with her cherry picking with regard to which reports she relied on...one could make an argument that that is an irrationality.

Judith February, Senior research associate - Institute for Security Studies

She is trying to play a political game but doesn't have the sophistication to be able to carry it out and see it through, that is why you get the scattergun approach.

Ebrahim Fakir, Political analyst

Ultimately the courts are going to adjudicate and their findings will be respected.

Prince Mashele, Political analyst

Click on the link below to hear the full discussion...


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