Johannesburg - The Public Protector has again said that she would defend the case against her office, while former South African Revenue Services (Sars) deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay has revealed that he passed his matric in 1970, following claims in the Public Protector’s report that he had secured a plum job at the revenue services without the necessary qualifications.
Mkhwebane’s spokesperson, Oupa Segalwe, said the Public Protector’s Office would defend the case against them.
“Previously we indicated that we were going to defend the case against us. If Mr Ivan Pillay joins, it means it is still the same case,” Segalwe said.
Pillay made his revelation when he joined Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan’s urgent application to interdict the public protector’s report.
On Monday, Pillay filed a detailed affidavit in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, challenging the findings of the public protector, including allegations that he did not have a matric certificate.