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Public enterprise minister Pravin Gordhan’s lawyer has challenged public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to provide proof that his client colluded with others when responding to her subpoena.  This was in response to the public protector’s investigation based on a complaint lodged by EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu about the SA Revenue Service’s (Sars) so-called “rogue unit”. Mkhwebane on Tuesday said she had received allegations that shortly after implicated parties in her investigation were served with subpoenas, Sars held a meeting attended by most of the parties and that, “at the meeting concerned, the kind of responses she received from the institution and the minister were co-ordinated”. The allegation was made in a media statement announcing that Mkhwebane had acceded to Gordhan’s request on for an extension to the deadline for the affidavit and supporting evidence he was due to submit. Mkhwebane is investigating allegations of improper conduct‚ a violation of the executive ...

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