The public protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has taken state security minister Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba to court over what she alleges is unlawful interference in her SA Revenue Service (Sars) “rogue unit” investigation. Mkhwebane’s attorney confirmed to Business Day on Thursday that she had filed an application against Letsatsi-Duba in the high court in Pretoria, following a tense standoff during which she and the minister brought criminal charges against each other. Her spokesperson Oupa Segalwe, said Mkhwebane declined to comment. Mkhwebane is investigating allegations of improper conduct; a violation of the executive ethics code; and irregular and unlawful activities by public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan related to the “rogue unit” when he was head of the tax agency. This is despite other investigations having found that the formation of the unit had been lawful. Gordhan’s spokesperson, Adrian Lackay, has previously described Mkhwebane’s probe as “another example of a fight-back...

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