Fingers point at ANC after second judgment against Zuma

PRETORIA, 13 December 2017 – Judge Mlambo confirms former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s remedial action. Zuma must allow state capture inquiry to go ahead, and a judge appointed by the chief justice to head the inquiry. Video: eNCA

JOHANNESBURG - Opposition parties were in court on Wednesday to welcome the ruling upholding the public protector's recommendations on state capture.

Judge President Dunstan Mlambo said President Jacob Zuma has acted "unreasonably" and been "reckless" by applying for a review of the state capture report submitted in November 2016 by the public protector.    

Mlambo ordered the president to constitute an inquiry into state capture, as recommended in the report, within 30 days and in line with the public protector's instructions.

Economic Freedom Fighters MP Godrich Gardee said the judgment vindicated the EFF MPs' stance that President Jacob Zuma was not honourable.


COPE leader Mosiuoa Lekota said the entire ANC leadership was to blame for protecting President Jacob Zuma as he became "a law unto himself".


DA leader Mmusi Maimane concurred.

Earlier, in a separate case, Mlambo had ordered Zuma to pay personally the costs of his legal bid to stop the release of the state capture report.


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