Co-operative Governance Minister Pravin Gordhan says municipalities around the country owed Eskom R10.8 billion at the end of June.
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CAPE TOWN - The DA warns that if Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is arrested, it would spell disaster for the economy.
It&39;s now trading at around R14.14 (at 10.38am) to the greenback, its lowest level in almost a month.
That&39;s after strengthening to a high for the year of R13.21 last week.
"You can already see depreciated the currency. If the minister were arrested, that would be a disaster for the economy," said the DA Shadow Finance Minister David Maynier.
Gordhan&39;s office says he received correspondence from the crime unit on Monday, adding that he&39;s now taking legal advice.
The Hawks have been investigating the establishment of a so-called spy unit within the Revenue Service.
The unit has since been shut down.
Three former SARS executives have also been told to report to the Hawks.
It&39;s also been reported that Sars is probing tenders awarded between 2007 and 2014.
Gordhan was at the helm of the revenue service between 1999 and 2009.
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