Johannesburg - Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has again ordered President Cyril Ramaphosa to take disciplinary action against Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan for lying to Parliament and establishing the taxman's rogue unit.
In another scathing report released on Friday, Mkhwebane found that Gordhan deliberately mislead the National Assembly by claiming he never met a member of the controversial Gupta family.
"Gordhan conceded to not having disclosed that he had actually met a member of the Gupta family an associate of the family in 2010," Mkhwebane said.
According to the Public Protector, Gordhan conceded that at the time of his parliamentary response he could not recall as he had forgotten about the meeting with Ajay Gupta.
Mkhwebane said she found it implausible that Gordhan was only reminded of the meeting by his former chief of staff and current National Treasury director-general Dondo Mogajane.