AS IT HAPPENED: Judgment reserved in Zuma's review application

2017-10-25 14:00

President Jacob Zuma's application to review the remedial action contained in former public protector Thuli Madonsela's 'State of Capture' report continues in the North Gauteng High Court.

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25 Oct 16:59

25 Oct 16:55
DA's James Selfe says it is "cynical" for the president to abandon half of his application at last minute. 

25 Oct 16:50
No judgment has been made in Zuma's review application. Judgment has been reserved on the matter.  Court adjourns.

25 Oct 16:46
Mlambo says because of public interest on the matter, the court will deliver judgment before end of term.

25 Oct 16:44
They have until Friday 16:00. Applicant has until Tuesday. This court reserves judgment in the main matter.

25 Oct 16:44
The terms of any order that such respondents would like the court to grant in light of the withdrawal.

25 Oct 16:43
Mlambo: "In view of the withdrawal of the reviewal by the president, the court gives the following directives."

25 Oct 16:40
Legal teams back in court. We are going to be told shortly what the abandonment means for the review application.

25 Oct 16:31
The court is adjourned as legal teams consult with judges in chambers.

25 Oct 16:30
Zuma has withdrawn counter claim to have the state capture report re-investigated by the public protector.

25 Oct 16:16
Lawyers are discussing what this means for the review application in the chambers. The DA wants the application to be dismissed.

25 Oct 16:08
Big developments in the state capture arguments. Attorneys are now in chambers with judges to pave a way forward.

25 Oct 16:03

Court adjourns. 

25 Oct 16:02

Court adjourns for the panel of judges to confer in chambers on what has just transpired, and have invited all legal counsel to join the discussion. Court will resume to formally present the outcome of the discussion. 

25 Oct 16:01

Judge Mlambo has asked, to agreement, that all parties make their submissions in writing following the last-minute announcement by Zuma's lawyer, Advocate Semenya, that the president will be abandoning his application to have the 'State of Capture' report sent back to the office of the public protector. 

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Advocate Vincent Maleka, on behalf of the Public Protector, responds to Advocate Semenya. 

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Semenya concludes. Responding to queries from the judges.

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Semenya: "The court of law, the Public Protector and everyone else are bound by the Constitution." 

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Semenya: "What is the authority that the Public Protector has, that enables her to force the executive to do something?" 

"She must derive that authority from law, or the Constitution." 

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