Sars wars: I won't be meeting the Hawks, declares Gordhan

2016-08-24 17:17
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. (Photo: GCIS)

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. (Photo: GCIS)

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Cape Town - Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says he will not meet the Hawks who summoned him to appear at their office to obtain a warning statement.

Gordhan confirmed on Wednesday that his attorneys received a letter from the Hawks requesting himself to appear at their offices at 2pm on Thursday.

"I have since taken legal counsel.... I am advised that I am under no legal obligation to present myself to the Hawks as directed in their letter. I have decided not to do".

Gordhan said that he was advised, in no uncertain terms, by Hawks head General Ntlemeza that he not a suspect in the their investigation

FULL STATEMENT: Why Gordhan won't meet the Hawks

He said that he also provided a comprehensive account of matters which the Hawks had raised in their 27 questions in May 2016.

READ MORE:- 12 ways Gordhan reacted to the relentless Hawks onslaught

"I am advised by my legal team that the assertions of law made by the Hawks in their letter of 21 August 2016 are wholly unfounded on any version of the facts.

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