PUBLIC ENTERPRISES Minister Pravin Gordhan is scheduled to meet Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane today, 14 November 2018 and like everything that has to do with this minister and being accountable to the law, his appearance has been mired in manufactured controversy.
The story that Mkhwebane had subpoenaed Gordhan was broken by none-other-than Ranjeni Munusamny – she who tried to convince the Economic Freedom Front (EFF) to ensure this minister became president when former Jacob Zuma was recalled before his term of office ended. https://uncensoredopinion.co.za/what-degree-of-separation-is-there-between-a-politician-a-spy-and-a-journalist/
Gordhan, upon getting the subpoena, wrote a letter to the Zondo Commission into state capture and complained that Mkhwebane’s investigation was “misuse and abuse of public powers for suspicious objectives”
The complaint was lodged by Lebogang Hoveka who she falsely describes as a speechwriter in former Jacob Zuma’s office. Hoveka, in his statement, which we publish in full below, says he was never in Jacob Zuma’s office.
We will publish three statements and you can decide for yourself:
- Hoveka’s statement upon establishing he was in Gordhan’s complaint to the Zondo Commission
- Gordhan’s lawyers’ chronology of events leading to the subpoena
- Public Protector’s response to the Gordhan’s lawyers
Here’s the statement by Hoveka.