South Africa's Gordhan says under 'no obligation' to meet police

August 24, 2016 12:12 PM EDT

South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivers his 2016 Budget speech to parliament in Cape Town, February 24, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday he was under no obligation to present himself to police because he was not a suspect in an investigation into a covert unit in the revenue service.

Gordhan confirmed receipt of a letter from Directorate of Priority Crimes, or the Hawks, asking him to present himself on Thursday but said his lawyers had advised him that he did not need to attend.

(Reporting by Tiisetso Motsoeneng; Writing Mfuneko Toyana; Editing by Joe Brock)

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