5pm deadline for release of state capture report

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Judges of the North Gauteng Court in Pretoria decide on the release of the report on state capture on Wednesday, 2 November 2016.

Judges of the North Gauteng Court in Pretoria decide on the release of the report on state capture on Wednesday, 2 November 2016.

PRETORIA – South Africans are expected to know on Wednesday what is in Thuli Madonsela's report on state capture

Three judges have ordered that the report be released by 5pm on Wednesday.

“The public protector is ordered to publish the report forthwith and by no later than 2 November 2016 5pm. This is including through publication on the public protector’s website,” said Judge Dunstan Mnlambo.

The judge ordered that President Jacob Zuma pay the costs of the intervening parties and the legal costs of the public protector’s office in his bid to gain an interdict against the release of the report.

Judgment on whether the president should be personally liable for costs was reserved.

 

“The court would request supplementary heads to be filed within the next seven days to address this issue,” said Mlambo.