NPA's motive to charge Gordhan questioned

Attorney Tyrone Maseko says he has never seen or heard of anyone being charged with fraud for granting early retirement, not even by the NPA. There is just no evidence of it, he says.

The NPA on Tuesday served Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan with a formal summons to appear in court on November 2 over fraud charges.

Maseko says when one considers all the corruption and fraudulent behavior that's going on in South Africa, with people avoiding the law, one has to question the NPA's motive.

A lot of people are granted early retirement, can that really be seen as fraud?

Tyrone Maseko, founder of T Maseko Attorneys

What is required for a fraud conviction is that there should be an intentional misrepresentation that leads to prejudice, say Maseko.

Frankly, we talking about liars here, people who lie to get their way to the prejudice of a third party and doing it intentionally... this is what fraud is.

Tyrone Maseko, founder of T Maseko Attorneys

Maseko says it needs to be looked at whether Minister Gordhan had an intention to defraud the State and whether he had the power to make such a decision to grant Ivan Pillay early retirement.

It is very clear that this matter is not going to run its course, I don't think there will be a conviction here.

Tyrone Maseko, founder of T Maseko Attorneys

Listen to the full conversation below:

Read More
The lowdown on that (sometimes elusive) 13th cheque

The lowdown on that (sometimes elusive) 13th cheque

Your end of year 13th cheque or bonus may be less than you bargained for says Cathy Webb of SA Payroll Association.

EWN's Natalie Malgas talks 2016 news highlights

EWN's Natalie Malgas talks 2016 news highlights

EWN reporter Natalie Malgas shares interesting stories covered throughout the 2016 news year.

NSRI shares tips on keeping safe around water

NSRI shares tips on keeping safe around water

CEO of National Sea Rescue Institute says people need to swim only where there are life guards.

Residents take on the City for not repairing water leaks fast enough

Residents take on the City for not repairing water leaks fast enough

CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies looks into the turnaround time by the city to fix leaks while the country battles water shortages.

Malibu High Muslim learners served pork at matric ball

Malibu High Muslim learners served pork at matric ball

Parents of Muslim learners at Malibu High School are incensed that the school served children pork.

Pollsmoor Prison has two weeks to reduce overcrowding

Pollsmoor Prison has two weeks to reduce overcrowding

Sonke Gender Justice won case challenging poor conditions at the Pollsmoor Remand Detention Facility in the Cape Town High Court.