Cape Town - Former deputy South African Revenue Services commissioner Ivan Pillay has indicated in court documents that he plans to institute his own, separate review of Public Protector (PP) Busisiwe Mkhwebane's findings on the so-called "rogue" intelligence unit within the tax service.
Pillay says in a court affidavit in support of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan's legal action against Mkhwebane's findings, contained in report 36 from her office, that he is overseas and will consult with his lawyers after he returns to South Africa on August 15, with a view to launching his own substantive review.
Gordhan last week approached the high court for an interdict to stall the implementation of Mkhwebane's remedial action pending the hearing of his review application against her report.
Pillay said he was moved to support Gordhan's court application but also to bring his own because she implicated him in misconduct, maladministration and criminality.
"I have a direct and substantial interest in the subject matter of the interdictory relief sought," he said.