PRETORIA - President Jacob Zuma's lawyers says he has dropped his application for the state capture investigation to go back to the Public Protector.
BREAKING: DA lawyer arguing President's abandonment of case that #StateCapture inquiry go back to PP means his case must be dismissed— Karyn Maughan (@karynmaughan) October 25, 2017
#statecapture case adjourned so judges and legal teams can determine "way forward"— Karyn Maughan (@karynmaughan) October 25, 2017
Court plans to rule on #Statecapture review by or before 17 December. ANC national conference from 16-20'December.— Karyn Maughan (@karynmaughan) October 25, 2017
They said former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela had no legal right or basis to order such an inquiry in the first place.
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.