Durban - Public Enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan would be taking the public protector's report, findings and recommended remedial action against him on review, his lawyer said on Friday evening.
Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane announced earlier in the day that Gordhan had acted "unlawfully" when he approved retirement benefits for former South African Revenue Services (SARS) deputy commissioner, Ivan Pillay.
President Cyril Ramaphosa needed to take disciplinary action against Gordhan for his actions, according to Mkhwebane.
But Gordhan's lawyer, Tebogo Malatji, said on Friday night that the minister took issue "with both the haste and the timing of the release of the report".
"The complaint involves complex considerations of pension fund laws in as far as they relate to public servants. It is doubtful whether due consideration was given to Minister Gordhan’s submissions," he said.