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Gigaba to challenge Public Protector on Reserve Bank

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Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba has instructed counsel to institute review proceedings for the review and setting aside of the findings, remedial action and the entire report of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, titled “Alleged Failure to Recover Misappropriated Funds”.

The basis for the review is that, the remedial action breaches the principle of legality and the findings of fact are not necessarily adequately connected to the evidence which was before the Public Protector.

According to the Finance Ministry’s statement, prior to taking the above decision, the minister engaged the Public Protector to gain a deeper understanding of the facts and evidence, which underpins some of the findings and conclusions against the government.