Finance minister Tito Mboweni has filed court papers to review and set aside public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's findings against Treasury's director-general Dondo Mogajane.
Mboweni filed the application at the North Gauteng High Court.
Mkhwebane, in a report last year, said that Mogajane had lied about having a criminal conviction when applying for the position. She recommended that remedial action be taken.
However, two weeks ago Mboweni expressed his lack of confidence in Mkhwebane while responding to a question during a pre-budget media briefing.