Public Protector calls for urgent state capture inquiry


State Capture Report by the Public Protector

JOHANNESBURG - The Public Protector has called for an inquiry into state capture to take place urgently.

Busisiwe Mkhwebane made the call in her answering affidavit in the state of capture review application.

The president filed an application to review and set aside former public protector Thuli Madonsela's State of Capture report in December last year.  

But Mkhwebane said the review application lacks any prospect of success.

READ: President has no prospect of success in State of Capture review: Mkhwebane

She echoed her predecessor's finding that Zuma may not have acted ethically under Section 195 of the Constitution.

Mkhwebane further said the president has no right to decide which judge will oversee the State Capture Inquiry.

She said that's because he's alleged to have a direct personal or financial interest in the outcome of the commission.

Madonsela recommended that the Chief Justice appoints a judge to preside over the inquiry.

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