A good week

The basis for Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s report on Pravin Gordhan in the SA Revenue Service (Sars) "rogue unit" saga has been cast aside by the high court. Judge Sulet Potterill ruled that a 2014 report by the then inspector-general of intelligence, which claimed a "covert" intelligence unit in Sars existed and was unlawful, should be reviewed and set aside. The report said Gordhan had illegally set up the unit. The judgment deals a blow to the public protector’s case, and exposes her vindictive assault on the public enterprises minister...

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