On Tuesday, Gordhan, through his spokesperson Adrian Lackay, said Mkhwebane’s announcement on social media was “astounding”.
“The public protector’s announcement on social media, before formally serving her notices on the minister or his legal team, is astounding. The appropriate place to respond to her action will be before a high court judge in court,” Lackay said.
“The minister is obtaining legal advice on the most appropriate legal response.”
Mkhwebane said in a video post on YouTube on Monday that she would serve Gordhan with a new notice regarding allegations that he had lied to Parliament about his meeting with the Gupta family.