NPA says it’s not received docket for arrest of finance minister

The NPA says it’s taken no decision to prosecute Pravin Gordhan or anyone linked to the Sars rogue unit saga.

FILE: Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan at the Sars briefing on 01 April 2016. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says it has not received a docket for the arrest of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan over his involvement in the South African Revenue Service (Sars) rogue spy unit saga.

The Sunday Times is reporting that authorities want Gordhan and eight others to be prosecuted for espionage over the unit, which is accused of spying on tax payers during his time as Sars commissioner.

The NPA says it has taken no decision to prosecute the finance minister or anyone else involved in the saga as the matter is still under investigation.

The NPA's Luvuyo Mfaku says, "No docket has been handed over to the NPA for a decision. The matter is still under investigation. Our prosecutors are assisting in terms of guiding the investigation."

Meanwhile, the Hawks have refused to comment on the matter.