South Africa’s official opposition party says the country is closer to the release of the Public Protector state capture report.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) party made the remark following the North Gauteng High court order that their application to intervene in the state capture case be granted with costs.
To the Party, the court’s order is a giant leap towards ensuring that they get hold of the Public Protector state capture report as the complainant.
That will also ensure “the people of South Africa have sight to the full extent of President Jacob Zuma’s project of State Capture. This is a project that has undermined and crippled key institutions of the state,” DA stated.
Maimane’s party also welcomed the court’s decision to discard Minister Des Van Rooyen’s second attempt to interdict the release of the report.
Commenting, the Federal Leader of the party remarked that the court’s decision exposed “the frivolous nature of Minister Van Rooyen’s application and shows the contempt it deserves.
“We are pleased with how the court proceedings have unfolded and we will be back in court to argue that President Zuma is abusing court processes and that the Final Report into State Capture be made public as intended by the Public Protector Act and the Constitution. Also, we will seek that costs be paid by the President personally and not with taxpayers hard earned money,” stated Maimane.
Meanwhile, the party will be marching to Pretoria Magistrates Court today. DA called on its supporters to make it loud and clear that they won’t stand by and allow South Africa’s hard-won democracy to be assaulted by Jacob Zuma, and an ANC which continues to support him.
Also, the Fighters (EFF) have already gathered at Church Square in preparation to march to the Pretoria Magistrates Court.