State capture: Mkhwebane to reveal status of report

The new Public Protector will also share details of her office's annual report at the briefing this week.

New Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Picture: GCIS

JOHANNESBURG - Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane will be holding a press conference later this week to reveal the status of the highly anticipated state capture report.

Mkhwebane will also share details of her office's annual report, which is due to be tabled on Wednesday.

Advocate Thuli Madonsela concluded her seven-year term on Friday and handed over the baton by completing her controversial state capture report, which was kept under lock and key at the National Assembly over the weekend.

President Jacob Zuma and Cooperative Governance Minister Des Van Rooyen go to court on 1 November to interdict the release of the report.

The state capture report was handed to the office of the Public Protector yesterday afternoon.

Spokesperson Oupa Segalwe says he cannot reveal more details about the way forward at this stage.

"The Public Protector plans to hold a press conference later this week where she will deal with that and many issues that were enquired about."

Meanwhile, Mkhwebane officially introduced herself to her staff yesterday, saying she will bring to the office her own methods, vision and ideas.

Segalwe says there are many issues she needs to tackle this week.

"She'll take us through what has been achieved so far this financial year and the presentation of the annual report on Wednesday in Parliament."