Ramaphosa and Mkhwebane will face off on July 30 in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, where the court will be expected to rule whether his decision to suspend the disciplining of Gordhan was “rational”.
In May, Mkhwebane released a report in which she asked Ramaphosa to discipline Gordhan for allegedly allowing an early pension payout to Ivan Pillay in 2010.
Mkhwebane made that decision on May 24 - on the eve of Ramaphosa’s inauguration. Ramaphosa was given 30 days to act on her recommendations. The National Treasury was also instructed to recover the cash.
Ramaphosa failed to act on the recommendations, after Gordhan approached the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on an urgent basis asking for the report to be set aside.