Date set for Zuma challenge of state capture report


President Jacob Zuma.

JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma's challenge to the State of Capture report has been set down for three days in October.

Zuma indicated late last year that he would take the report by former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela on judicial review.

The report recommends that Zuma establish a commission of inquiry, but it must be headed by a judge selected by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.

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The president maintains that the appointing of judges to head commissions is his prerogative.

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has yet to say whether she'll oppose the challenge in the North Gauteng High Court.

In February, she said her office had sought legal advice to oppose the president's application to review the report.