WATCH: Zuma abandons state capture application

25 October 2017 - President Zuma's lawyer says he has dropped his application for the state capture investigation to go back to the Public Protector. Video: eNCA

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earlier, the President's laywers said don'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.

READ: Zuma promised state capture inquiry: Ngcukaitobi

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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