Minister Zwane launches interdict to State capture report


Cape Town, 05 September 2016 - ?There's still uncertainty over what repercussions, if any, Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane faces for statements about banks that he said had been sanctioned by cabinet.

JOHANNESBURG - The Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane launched on Monday an urgent application to interdict the publication and release of the Public Protector’s state capture report.

The minister said in a statement that he believed he has no option but to become involved on this matter. 

Zwane said he was not afforded the opportunity to answer allegations levelled against him in the report. 

According to the statement, the public protector cannot confirm or deny if the report, which is now alleged to be in final form.

It is the minister’s submission that the report was hastily prepared without due regard to his constitutional rights.

Earlier on Monday, Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des van Rooyen brought another urgent application to halt the release of the state capture report.

READ: Van Rooyen has second thoughts about state capture report

It's the second time he's trying to ensure the report is kept under wraps.





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