Pravin Gordhan gets backlash for fighting Tom Moyane's bid to cross-examine him
Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan trended on Twitter as many criticised him for trying to evade being cross-examined by axed SA Revenue Service (Sars) boss Tom Moyane at the Zondo commission.
Business Day on Monday reported that Gordhan is fighting a bid by the former Sars head to cross-examine him at the inquiry into state capture on the grounds that Moyane is being used to advance the EFF’s political campaign against him.
Gordhan is said to have pointed out the fact that EFF national chair advocate Dali Mpofu is Moyane’s legal representative.
Moyane has dismissed the claims that he is being used to advance the EFF’s political campaign against Gordhan.
Gordhan appeared before the commission in 2018, where he gave evidence regarding Moyane’s approval of the New Integrated Credit Services (NICS) contract.
The minister received much backlash on social media as some questioned whether he was afraid to be cross-examined.
On the other hand, I think Tom Moyane might have been the mole providing EFF with Pravin Gordhan information. It makes sense.— Mmei wa Ga Matjuda (@Selematju) March 11, 2019
Lawyer of Tom Moyane is the Chaiperson of the EFF. There lies problem Pravin Gordhan is pointing out. Lawyers must either practice or become politicians. They can’t be both.— Lwandile Sicwetsha (@lwandiles) March 11, 2019
So Judge Zondo is going to allow Pravin Gordhan to play games with Commission imagine Agrizzi refusing to be cross examined by people he had implicated— GM (@gmalau32) March 11, 2019