Court to hear President Jacob Zuma's application to interdict State Capture Report.
- Editor's note: Court proceedings have been postponed until Wednesday morning, 10:00am CAT. You may watch a recording of Tuesday's court proceedings, above.
PRETORIA – On Tuesday, President Jacob Zuma's legal team started to present their arguments in the North Gauteng High Court as to why the public protector's state capture report should not be made public.
Our wrap stories from Tuesday:
The report contains former public protector Thuli Madonsela's findings on allegations that the politically connected Gupta family wielded vast influence over executive decisions and was the last she finalised before leaving office earlier this month.
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The two ministers have made a similar submissions, suggesting that the report was hastily prepared without due regard to their constitutional rights, feeling they could suffer "grave harm" if the report was released in its current form.
The DA has argued that these applications to amend and postpone are best described as bad faith, technical manoeuvres to delay the hearing of the matter, and thereby delay the release of the public protector’s final report into serious allegations of unethical and unconstitutional conduct by the president.