JOHANNESBURG - The African Transformation Movement (ATM) on Tuesday said it will request Parliament to probe the fitness of Pravin Gordhan to be an MP in the wake of adverse findings against him by the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
In a statement the ATM said it was "learning with shock about the continuing revelations of the enormity of Mr Pravin Gordhan’s transgressions first made known in the May 24 release of the Public Protector’s Report".
ATM National Spokesperson Mandisa Mashiya said the offences date back to the era when Gordhan was finance minister.
"The movement will formally request the Speaker of Parliament to convene an urgent appropriate ad hoc committee to consider Gordhan’s fitness as a Member of Parliament (MP)."
The statement added: "In the inviolable spirit of the clean governance dictum of President Ramaphosa’s new dawn for government and South Africa, Gordhan is implored to suspend his participation in all structures of government until his name is cleared.