Pretoria - Public Enterprise Minister Pravin Gordhan and the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane will face off at the North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday over her report on the South African Revenue Service (SARS) so-called rogue unit.
Gordhan lodged an urgent application to suspend and interdict the remedial orders by the Public Protector, citing "improper motives" on her part.
He has denied that there was anything rogue about the intelligence unit which probed tax evasion.
Mkhwebane recently made devastating findings against Gordhan in relation to his role in the establishment of a so-called rogue spying unit at SARS. She found that the establishment of the unit was unlawful and that Gordhan, who was SARS commissioner at the time, had violated the Constitution.
She also found that the unit had conducted irregular and unlawful intelligence operations and that SARS failed to follow procurement rules when it bought spying equipment.