JOHANNESBURG - The Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane launched on Monday an urgent application to interdict the publication and release of the Public Protector’s state capture report.
The minister said in a statement that he believed he has no option but to become involved on this matter.
Zwane said he was not afforded the opportunity to answer allegations levelled against him in the report.
According to the statement, the public protector cannot confirm or deny if the report, which is now alleged to be in final form.
It is the minister’s submission that the report was hastily prepared without due regard to his constitutional rights.
Earlier on Monday, Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des van Rooyen brought another urgent application to halt the release of the state capture report.
It's the second time he's trying to ensure the report is kept under wraps.