President Jacob Zuma and Minister of Mineral Resources, Mosebenzi Joseph Zwane in Pretoria on 23 September 2015.
PRETORIA - In the first look at the affidavit submitted by Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane as part of his interdict application, it not only calls for state capture report not to be released but for a fresh review leading to its eventual dismissal.
The minister further submitted that the former public protector Thuli Madonsela rushed to have the report released before the end of her term for 'ulterior purposes'.
On Monday, 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.
It is the minister’s submission that the report was hastily prepared without due regard to his constitutional rights.
Zwane says on of the claims against him is that he was integral to the Gupta family Tegeta company deals.
BREAKING: Zwane says one of allegations against him is that he was "instrumental to securing access to Waterkloof" for Gupta wedding guests— Karyn Maughan (@karynmaughan) November 1, 2016
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.