Gordhan to review Mkhwebane's report

File:  Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has ruled that Pravin Gordhan wrongly approved former SARS deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay’s early retirement package with benefits.


JOHANNESBURG - Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan will institute immediate review proceedings against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's report and findings, including the proposed remedial action.

Mkhwebane says Gordhan acted unlawfully when he approved the early pension payout for former Revenue Service senior official, Ivan Pillay.

She has urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to take appropriate disciplinary action against Gordhan.

WATCH: Mkhwebane finds Gordhan wrongly approved Pillay’s retirement

The findings relate to an approval of early retirement with full pension benefits for former Deputy SARS Commissioner, Pillay. 

Mkhwebane found that Pillay was not entitled to early retirement with full pension benefits.

Senior counsel for Gordhan says that the Public Protector's findings are totally wrong both in fact and in law. 

Meanwhile, Pillay has confirmed he will also be taking the findings on review.