EFF goes to court to force release of 'state capture' report

2016-10-14 08:54
EFF leader Julius Malema (File)

EFF leader Julius Malema (File)

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Pretoria - The EFF is approaching the high court to force Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to release her report into “state capture”.

The party wanted to stop the interdicts by both Local Government Minister Des Van Rooyen, due to be heard on Friday morning, and President Jacob Zuma’s application on Tuesday.

The UDM and Cope would join the court action, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa said on Friday.

“The EFF is of the view that none of the applications for a court interdict hold water, because the applicant will not suffer irreparable damage as there still exists an option for a judicial review of the findings and remedial actions of the Public Protector,” the party said in a statement.

It said state capture had manifested itself in the criminal charges against Finance Minsiter Pravin Gordhan and EFF leader Julius Malema.

On Thursday, Malema told reporters he had made submissions to the public protector relating to her probe. He did not go into details.

“Zuma saw the dark clouds gathering from March when he received questions. What is so urgent now?” Malema asked at the time. 

He said he didn’t believe a court would grant permission to anyone seeking to stop the report from being released.

Madonsela is expected to brief the media at 14:00 on Friday. 

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