South African President Jacob Zuma
JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma has served the Public Protector Thuli Madonsela with a notice of intention to interdict her release of the draft report on her investigation into state capture.
Presidency spokesperson Bongami Ngqulunga confirmed the news to eNCA on Thursday afternoon.
Judge's registrar saying President interdict application against @PublicProtector will be heard tomorrow. PP office adamant it's Tuesday— Karyn Maughan (@karynmaughan) October 13, 2016
The matter will be heard in the North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday.
Madonsela is investigating the Gupta family and its alleged attempts to appoint ministers in President Zuma’s cabinet. She was due to release her preliminary findings on Friday.
The Public Protector met Zuma last week Thursday, however Zuma wrote to Madonsela asking her to allow him or his legal representative to question witnesses.
Zuma claimed he was given only two days to prepare for last Thursday's meeting with Madonsela.