AS IT HAPPENED: Zuma's litigation was reckless - #StateCapture judgment

2017-12-13 10:00

The North Gauteng High Court has ruled that President Jacob Zuma must fulfil the remedial actions of the Public Protector as described in the State of Capture report.

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13 Dec 14:47
ANALYSIS: State Capture judgement - what this means

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Scathing judgment finds Madonsela's actions against Zuma 'wise, necessary, rational, appropriate'

Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's recommended remedial actions after her investigation into state capture were wise, necessary, rational and appropriate, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria found on Wednesday.


13 Dec 14:00

Maimane advises Zuma to ask the Guptas for a loan to pay legal costs

President Jacob Zuma might have to fork out as much as R1.5m in legal fees for delaying the release of the state capture report.


13 Dec 13:44

Statement from the new party headed by former ANC MP Makhosi Khoza

The African Democratic Change is of the firm belief that President Jacob Zuma should face the full might of the law.

We note the President missed his deadline to make representations on why he should not be prosecuted for corruption.

However, we believe that South Africa and its citizens deserve to see the judicial system work in their interest.


13 Dec 13:42
Application is dismissed, State of Capture is binding. The president shall do all things, sign all documents to give effect to the inquiry, Judge Mlambo said

13 Dec 13:32
Cope says that the ANC seeks to weaken the judiciary with criticisms

13 Dec 13:30

The ANC believes that it is above the Constitution  

For the first time, the court is going direct to the issue: You who have done this thing, you must pay out of your pocket, says Cope


13 Dec 13:29

Cope says the judgment is not extraordinary  

"This man has been acting as law unto himself.  

The blame for this situation must before the entire leadership of the ANC"  


13 Dec 13:27
EFF says Zuma is a "constitutional delinquent"

13 Dec 13:26
EFF welcomes the judgment, says Zuma should step aside

13 Dec 13:26
The Guptas must get out of this press conference, says the EFF

13 Dec 13:25
The ANC failed to exercise their duty when we proposed a motion of no confidence in the president, says Maimane

13 Dec 13:24
DA leader Mmusi Maimane says Zuma has failed to lead and the ANC has protected the president

13 Dec 13:23
The key element in the rule of law is accountability, says Madonsela of the ruling

13 Dec 13:21
They are side-tracking us from the real issues. Some of the people that reported matters to my office were ANC members, Madonsela on criticism from the some in the ruling party

13 Dec 13:18
I'm grateful that the judges have focused on the issues and not on a person, says Madonsela on High Court judgment on the State Capture report remedial actions

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"I'm quite happy that the judiciary made the decision that they made," says Madonsela

13 Dec 13:12
Madonsela in tears following the judgment

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President directed to pay the costs of the application in his personal capacity and there is spontaneous applause in the court

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Judge Mlambo instructs the president to follow the Public Protector remedial actions

13 Dec 13:06
President was ill-advised and reckless in launching his application, says Judge Mlambo

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Judge Mlambo announces that the president's application with costs - spontaneous applause in court

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Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela listens intently to the judgement on the state capture report

13 Dec 12:58
Public Protector could conclude investigations because of a lack of funds

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Public Protector recognised that the state capture investigation is in the national interest

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President's argument in the appointing the commissioner is rejected, says Judge Mlambo

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President's insistence of appointing the judge in at odds with the legal principle of recusal, says Judge Mlambo

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Public Protector would need 16 additional investigators, costing R21m

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