Zuma withdraws state capture application

Zuma withdraws state capture application

President Jacob Zuma has withdrawn his application for an urgent interdict against the much anticipated state capture report.

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The President's legal representative Anthea Platt made the announcement in the North Gauteng High court in Pretoria.

President Zuma, along with Ministers Des van Rooyen and Mosebenzi Zwane wanted to interdict the release of former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report on state capture.

Zwane's application is set to be heard next week, while van Rooyen application was scrapped from the roll. 

This application was opposed by Cope, the UDM, the DA, the EFF and MP Vytjie Mentor.

"My instructions are further not to oppose the scale of the costs and we abide the decision of this honourable court in relation to those costs," says Platt.

The DA's legal representative, Etienne Labuschagne has asked the court for an order to direct the Public Protector to publish the final and signed report immediately.


"We move for such an order on the basis that there is no opposition," says Labuschagne.


Outside the court in the streets of Pretoria, EFF leader Julius Malema also called for the release of the report.


"Once the judge says the report must be released, we want to find it on the website immediately," says Malema.

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