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Mkokeli refuses to dance to Gordhan’s tune as whistle-blower saga unravels

Public enterprises spokesperson at odds with reasons for forensic investigation into the department

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Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan is embroiled in a war of words with his now former spokesperson Sam Mkokeli over the department’s decision to institute a forensic investigation into whistle-blowers, which culminated in Mkokeli’s resignation.

Mkokeli resigned in dramatic fashion on Sunday after he expressed disagreement with the decision to launch an investigation into whistle-blowers accused of leaking confidential departmental information.

The department confirmed Mkokeli’s resignation late on Sunday night. In the statement, the department said the narrative that they were investigating whistle-blowers was not true. Rather, the investigations related to allegations of corruption, malfeasance and irregular appointments...

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