Gordhan denies being racist

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan is testifying at the state capture inquiry.

File: Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan testifying at the state capture inquiry.


JOHANNESBURG - Public Enterprises Minister, Pravin Gordhan has defended himself against claims he is a racist.

Tom Moyane's legal counsel, Advocate Dali Mpofu, cross-examined Gordhan at the state capture inquiry on Monday.

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Mpofu referred to a comment Gordhan once made about Moyane being cheeky.  

He claimed the minister was being racist in this case.

"Now let me answer that finally chairperson because I seem to be going around the same tree all the time," he said.

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"I reject any notion of racism in my behaviour and I now put it to you that Mr. Moyane actually was the racist in this particular equation. Let's leave it at that."

On Monday, Moyane was permitted to cross-examine Gordhan on his Sars related testimony at the Zondo commission. 


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