Uncertainty over Madonsela, Zuma’s day in court

There are some indications that the matter may be heard tomorrow morning.

FILE: President Jacob Zuma. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Clarity is still needed regarding when an application will be heard by President Jacob Zuma to stop Public Protector Thuli Madonsela from releasing her report on state capture.

The Public Protector's office has confirmed that a notice served by the President today to interdict the release of the state capture report is due to be heard in court on Tuesday.

However, there are some indications that the matter may be heard tomorrow morning.

Earlier this week, President Zuma said he wanted an assurance from Madonsela's office that she would not release the report.

Madonsela is due to hold a media conference tomorrow but her office has refused to confirm if she will give a report-back on this particular investigation.

The Public Protector's Kgalalelo Masibi said, "The Public Protector is currently consulting her lawyers and it will be heard next week Tuesday, stated in the noting."

Madonsela's investigation is looking into allegations that Zuma allowed or ignored the Gupta family to influence state appointments.