UPDATE: NPA, Hawks not probing Pravin Gordhan


South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan gestures during a media briefing in Sandton near Johannesburg, March 14, 2016. Data released by the IMF on Wednesday 11 May 2016 shows Egypt has overtaken SA as Africa's second biggest economy.

• Editor&39;s note: This article has been updated with additional information. 


JOHANNESBURG - The Hawks has denied it&39;s handed over a docket to the NPA to bring a case against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Hawks spokesman Hangwani Mulaudzi says they are not investigating Gordhan.

The National Prosecuting Authority has also denied investigating the minister.

However both have confirmed they are investigating allegations of a rogue unit within SARS that was established while Gordhan was commissioner there.

This follows a report in the Sunday Times that the Hawks has handed over a docket to the NPA for a decision to prosecute Gordhan for espionage.

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