State Capture: SA steps closer to the release of the Public Protector Report
01 November 2016
In a marathon sitting of a full bench of the North Gauteng High Court, the court ordered that the Democratic Alliance’s application to intervene in the State Capture case be granted with costs.
This is a giant leap towards ensuring that the Final Report into State Capture is handed to the DA as the complainant, and that the people of South Africa have sight to the full extent of President Jacob Zuma’s project of State Capture. This is a project that has undermined and crippled key institutions of the state.
The DA also welcomes the court’s decision to strike off the roll Minister Des Van Rooyen’s second urgent attempt to interdict the release of the Final Report. This exposes the frivolous nature of Minister Van Rooyen’s application and shows the contempt it deserves.
We are pleased with how today’s court proceedings have unfolded and we will be back in court tomorrow to argue that President Zuma is abusing court processes and that the Final Report into State Capture be made public, as intended by the Public Protector Act and the Constitution. Also, we will seek that costs be paid by the President personally and not with tax payers hard earned money.
Statement issued by Mmusi Maimane MP, Leader of the Democratic Alliance, 1 November 2016