Moyane to cross-examine Gordhan at Zondo Inquiry next month
Moyane’s lawyer, Eric Mabuza, has confirmed to Eyewitness News that the commission has written to him granting Moyane permission for 30 November.
JOHANNESBURG - Former South African Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner, Tom Moyane, finally has a date to cross-examine Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan at the state capture commission and that is 30 November.
Moyane’s lawyer, Eric Mabuza, has confirmed to Eyewitness News that the commission had written to him confirming the date.
#MoyaneVSGordhanEWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) October 26, 2020
The State Capture Commission has given Former SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane the green light cross examine Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan on 30 November- says his lawyer Eric Mabuza @nthakoana
Gordhan claimed that Moyane opened a criminal case against him because he was advancing the interests of state capture.
It has been two years since Gordhan testified at the state capture commission, where he said that Moyane acted with malice when he opened a criminal complaint against him.
It’s been a year since the commission granted Moyane leave to cross-examine Gordhan on those allegations and told him that he must submit an affidavit.
Moyane took on Gordhan for approving the early retirement of Sars deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay and accused him of establishing the so-called Sars rogue unit.
In turn, Gordhan then welcomed last year’s decision by the commission and the condition that Moyane should explain why he opened the case against him.
He also said that he wanted Moyane to be held accountable for the massive failure of integrity and governance at Sars.
The much-anticipated face-off is expected to attract scores to the commission’s proceedings.