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DA to ask court to compel Zuma to implement state capture remedial action

Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela ordered that President Zuma establish a state capture judicial commission of inquiry within 30 days of the release of her report.

FILE: President Jacob Zuma. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance (DA) will on Tuesday ask the High Court in Pretoria to compel President Jacob Zuma to implement the Public Protector’s State of Capture remedial action.

The Public Protector ordered earlier in 2017 that the president establish a judicial commission of inquiry led by a judge appointed by the chief justice.

Zuma has taken the remedial action on review, which is set down to be heard later this year.

Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela ordered that President Zuma establish a state capture judicial commission of inquiry within 30 days of the release of her report.

That was in November 2016.

But the president has since filed an application to review the remedial action, on grounds that it undermines his constitutional authority to institute such proceedings.

The DA argues that the review proceedings do not suspend the implementation of the remedial action.

The party says that Zuma should have obtained an order staying the enforcement of the proposed measures.

The matter has been set down for two days.

Later this week, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) will hear the appeal matter of Zuma and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) relating to the corruption charges against him.

After the North Gauteng High Court denied the president and the NPA leave to appeal, the SCA granted him permission to present arguments as to why he should be allowed to challenge the high court ruling.

https://www.scribd.com/document/329756252/State-of-Capture-14-October-2016

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)

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