#StateCapture

Court rejects Zuma's 'ill-advised and reckless' state capture review bid

13 December 2017 - 13:17 By Timeslive
Leader of the DA Mmusi Maimane greets the former Public Protector Adv Thuli Madonsela at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria after the court found that President Jacob Zuma be personally liable for the costs into a bid to halt the state capture report.
Leader of the DA Mmusi Maimane greets the former Public Protector Adv Thuli Madonsela at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria after the court found that President Jacob Zuma be personally liable for the costs into a bid to halt the state capture report.
Image: Alaister Russell

Judge Dunstan Mlambo says President Jacob Zuma’s review application of former public protector Thuli Madonsela's recommendations on alleged state capture, was ill-advised and reckless.

He also notes that it was a delaying tactic.

Zuma brought an application to set aside the remedial action.

Madonsela released a report‚ titled State of Capture‚ in November last year concerning allegations of an improper relationship between Zuma‚ other state officials and the Gupta family.

The report recommended that‚ because Madonsela did not have enough funds to finalise the investigation‚ Zuma appoint a commission of inquiry to complete the investigation.

Madonsela recommended that the commission be established by Zuma but that the presiding judge should be chosen by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.

Zuma took issue with the remedial action and applied to court to have it reviewed and set aside.

Follow the judgment here.


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