Shocking twist in State Capture report drama as Zuma withdraws interdict

By Almari Wessels
02 November 2016

Jacob Zuma no longer wishes to block the release of the State Capture report, the president's legal team announced this morning.

Legal teams for the DA, EFF, Cope, the UDM and whistleblower Vytjie Mentor, have since yesterday morning been deliberating at length over the president's bid to halt the previous public protector, adv. Thuli Madonsela's, report into his ties with the controversial Gupta family. They opposed his attempt to stall the release and argued that it was in the public interest to release the report immediately.

Yesterday was a day of high drama in the North Gauteng High Court with adv. Dali Mpofu, for UDM and Cope, arguing that the release of a damning report could result in president Zuma being impeached and it was in the public interest to gain access to adv. Madonsela's findings. Early this morning Adriaan Basson, News24's editor, hinted that there might be a dramatic twist in the North Gauteng High Court before the case commenced this morning.

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