On Sunday Gordhan, through his lawyers, took a swipe at Mkhwebane, saying any suggestion that he had not responded to her enquiries or his responses were not forthcoming were “simply deceptive, false and incorrect”.
He made these statement after Mkhwebane tweeted last week that she wrote to Gordhan four times between February and July 2018 requesting a response to allegations levelled against him.
Mkhwebane issued a subpoena on October 2 for Gordhan to answer questions for approving Pillay’s early retirement.
Gordhan’s lawyer Tebogo Malatji said it was alleged that the minister’s approval of Pillay’s early retirement and re-employment in 2010 amounted to maladministration, dishonesty and impropriety in dealing with public funds. The complaint was made by former president Jacob Zuma’s speech writer, Lebogang Hoveka.