Economic Freedom Fighters ( EFF)will today open a case against Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan for corruption.
The Information leading to Minister Gordhan’s attempt to seek understand of the Interviews for the Constitutional Court candidates was before the Judicial Service Commission by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.
According to the recent EFF media statement, the Red Barrettes are planning to report Minister Gordhan to the Public Protector for breaching the Executive Ethics Act 1998. The complaint will be based on Minister Gordhan’s attempt to unduly influence a sitting Chief Justice.
The EFF holds the position that Minister Gordhan attempted to influence the appointment of Judge Dhaya Pillay , whom he identified as a friend by orchestrating a clandestine meeting with Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.
According to Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, Minister Ghordan sought an unprecedent meeting with him in an effort to understand Judge Dhaya Pillay’s interview details for the Constitutional Court candidates interviews.
“I don’t really know the purpose of the meeting really was. What stuck to my mind and left me puzzled was the following”?
“He asked me a question and said, how did my friend Dhaya Pillay perform”, said Chief Justice
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng explicitly revealed that it was an unprecedent meeting because he did not have a close relationship with Minister Gordhan.
“Why did the honourable Minister make an effort to meet me? We are not friends; I do not know him from anywhere except from television” Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogeng placed it on a public record that it was unusual for Minister Gordhan to make a trip and ask of Dhaya Pillay’s interview.
During an interrogation by the EFF Commander in Chief Julius Malema, Judge Pillay inevitably revealed her unscrupulous relationship with Minister Gordhan, which was interpreted by EFF as plot to occupy a position in the Constitutional Court and capture the Judiciary.