PRETORIA - The North Gauteng High court has heard that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane ignored Public Enterprise Minister Pravin Gordhan's offer to respond to adverse findings against him in the so-called "rogue unit" probe.
Gordhan's legal representative, Advocate Wim Trengove, argued on Tuesday that Mkhwebane has a reputation of not giving some parties implicated in her investigations a chance to respond before finalising her probes and making adverse findings.
"That includes not only Gordhan, it also includes the president, the minister of police, and the National Director of Public Prosecutions," he said.
Trengove said Gordhan was entitled to respond in connection with every aspect of the adverse finding against him.
"We submit the public protector was required to afford Gordhan and others a hearing," he argued.