Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan is being investigated by the Hawks over the alleged bugging of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) offices in 2007‚ Business Day reported on Thursday.
The newspaper said Gordhan’s predecessor Trevor Manuel and his former deputy Jabu Moleketi had been subpoenaed in connection with the case.
The investigation is at an advanced stage‚ with two SA Revenue Service officials having turned state witness‚ sources told Business Day.
Gordhan declined to comment on the potential charges‚ which relate to an operation dubbed Project Sunday Evenings.
The scheme was revealed in a KPMG report commissioned by SARS into an alleged rogue unit in the tax collector‚ which involved the bugging of the NPA offices.