Mahumapelo: Nothing damning about High Court judgment against Zuma

Reckless, unreasonable, deeply conflicted, ill-advised and grossly remiss - these were words used by Judge Dustin Mlambo when he delivered two blistering judgments against Jacob Zuma.

FILE: Premier of the North West province, Supra Mahumapelo. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG - North West African National Congress chair Supra Mahumapelo says there's nothing damning about the High Court judgement describing President Jacob Zuma as reckless and unreasonable.

The court on Wednesday dismissed the president's application to review the Public Protector's report.

It also ordered him to personally pay the costs of his failed attempt to stop the release of State of Capture report and he now has 29 days to institute an inquiry.

Reckless, unreasonable, deeply conflicted, ill-advised and grossly remiss - these were the words used by Judge Dustin Mlambo when he delivered two blistering judgments against Zuma.

While many see the judgment as a clear rebuke and an indictment of the president, Mahumapelo says it was just a normal ruling.

“I don’t think its damning. It’s just a normal judgment like any other judgments we have in the country.”

He says while the courts must play their role, they must also accept discomforts about some of their decisions.