Presidency: Zuma to challenge state capture report
President Zuma has announced he’ll be taking the remedial action in the Public Protector's 'State of Capture' report on review.
The report was compiled under the watch of former Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela, and was released earlier this month thanks to a court order.
The Presidency says the reasons for Zuma's decision to challenge it will be made clear in his application for review, which is currently being drafted.
BREAKING #StateCapture Presidency has announced Zuma will take report on review. GN— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) November 25, 2016
#StateCapture Zuma will be taking the remedial action on review after seeking legal advice. GN— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) November 25, 2016
The report implicated the president, Cabinet ministers and state-owned entities in corrupt dealings linked to the controversial Gupta family.
It found that President Zuma should institute a judicial review into the allegations of state capture to be chaired by a judge chosen by the Chief Justice.
Read the Public Protector's 'State of Capture' report
(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)