WATCH: Zuma abandons state capture application


President Jacob Zuma's legal team will continue to fight to prevent an inquiry into state capture.

PRETORIA - President Jacob Zuma&39;s lawyers says he has dropped his application for the state capture investigation to go back to the Public Protector.











Earlier, the President&39;s laywers said don&39;t believe that a state capture inquiry is the correct and lawful way to address complaints about the Gupta family and their alleged influence.

They said former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela had no legal right or basis to order such an inquiry in the first place.

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The president wants the Pretoria High Court to overturn that order.

But the Public Protector -- and opposition parties -- are fighting this court bid.

The case continues on Wednesday.