Recent info on the State Capture issue disclosed that the Democratic Alliance Party has filed a founding affidavit to the oppose Zuma-Van Rooyen interdict.
BuzzSouthAfrica gathered that the DA, as an intervening party, filed a founding affidavit in the matter between Minister Des Van Rooyen and the Public Protector.
It will be heard by the North Gauteng High Court on 01 November.
In its capacity as the complainant in the State Capture probe, the opposition party asserted that it has “a direct and substantial interest in whether and when the ‘Final Report’ into State Capture is released.”
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With that, the party pointed out that the State Capture issue is a matter of significant public importance. And as such, identified that the purpose of its intervention is to ensure that President Jacob Zuma and Minister Van Rooyen do not abuse judicial processes to shield themselves from possible adverse findings of the Final Report.
“In our opposition to the interdict, we argue, inter alia, that the President and Minister’s interdict amounts to interference with the functioning of an organ of the state – the Public Protector – and is inconsistent with the doctrine of the separation of powers.
“Furthermore, that there is no merit to the President’s complaint that he has not had an opportunity to respond to the Public Protector’s questions. The President was made aware of the allegations leveled against on 22 March 2016.
“We are prepared to challenge this matter until justice prevails and President Zuma and his circle are brought to book for their involvement in this sordid web of lies, corruption, and deceit,” DA charged.
The party said the day in which the Minister of Finance will appear before the North Gauteng High Court is an opportunity for all South Africans to rally against State Capture, Corruption, and the abuse of independent institutions by Jacob Zuma.
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Already, DA has decided to join other concerned South Africans on the day in Tshwane.
“We will be present in large numbers to make our voices heard that Jacob Zuma must go, and State Capture must come to an end,” stated the opposition party.