Remember what happened after Zuma axed Nene? He appointed Van Rooyen to head the Treasury. He was however, compelled by South Africans to redeploy Mr Van Rooyen to Cooperative Governance.
Van Rooyen was associated to the plot to capture the nation’s treasury then.
Now, like Mr President, Des van Rooyen has approached the North Gauteng High Court today to stop the outgoing Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela from releasing the report of her findings about the state capture allegations.
However, the UDM leader, Bantu Holomisa disclosed that his party, COPE will join the EFF to challenge Van Rooyen’s bid to block the releasing of the report.
The EFF said it will approach the North Gauteng High Court to oppose the Court interdict application by the Co-operative Governance Minister.
Adding that they will also oppose Jacob Zuma’s application for an interdict, EFF related that they’re opposing the interdict application because they firmly believe it’s important the people of South Africa be informed and be aware of the extent of the Gupta control of South African government through their capture of Zuma.
“In the application opposing Mr. Zuma and Van Rooyen, the EFF will also request the Court to compel the Public Protector to release the preliminary report on the complaint that the Gupta family has captured the State for its own corrupt benefits.
“It is our firm belief and conviction that at all times, all South Africans must abide by the rule of law and should avoid delay tactics that seek to hide truth from the people.
“The people of South Africa deserve to know whether our country is run through democratic principles or have been captured by a corrupt family that is self-seeking and holds not respect for millions of South Africans,” stated the Fighters.
Also, the DA’s legal team will be at the North Gauteng High Court to oppose Des Van Rooyen’s interdict against the release of the report.
DA remarked that it is clear that Des Van Rooyen is being used as a proxy in Jacob Zuma’s battle to prevent the report from being made public.
“The DA will not let this go without a fight. We will do everything possible to ensure the report is released,” vowed the leader of the Democratic Alliance, Mmusi Maimane.