Today's Big Stories

Presidency says Zuma will read state capture report and decide on recourse

President Jacob Zuma plans to read the Public Protector's state capture report and then decide on a a way forward.

Presidency spokesperson Dr Bongani Ngqulunga advises that Zuma will consider whether he will pursue legal recourse, as is his right.

If the President is not happy with what the report says, he has the right to judicial review and he will take that decisions once he has read it.

Dr Bongani Ngqulunga, Presidency spokesperson

Ngqulunga says that Zuma was never against the report's release, insisting that he just wanted a fair chance to give input.

He knows the questions that had been asked but was not given an adequate opportunity to answer. If he had an opportunity to answer those questions perhaps the report that is out would have been different.

Dr Bongani Ngqulunga, Presidency spokesperson

Ngqulunga explains that Zuma wanted an opportunity to make his representations and answer questions in the report led by former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, involving him.

Ngqulunga unpacked how the controversy around the state capture report unfolded.

Issues about Madonsela's correspondence, the complaints received, investigation process, and the finality of the report are among the issues discussed by Ngqulunga and 702 presenter Xolani Gwala.

Read the full state capture report here.

Take a listen to the Presidency respond to several contentious issues:

Read More
Listeners and Twitter skeptics suggest #ThingsThatCouldHappenBefore5

Listeners and Twitter skeptics suggest #ThingsThatCouldHappenBefore5

Azania Mosaka asked listeners to share things that could happen before the state capture report release and Tweeps responded.

Court orders release of state capture report by 5pm today, but arrived early

Court orders release of state capture report by 5pm today, but arrived early

"The Public Protector is ordered to publish the report, forthwith and by no later than 5pm on 2 November 2016..."

State capture report is here

State capture report is here

The tug of war over the state capture report was settled in court and judges ruled that it should be released for all. Read it here.

Vytjie Mentor says Zuma's about-turn on report is no shocker

Vytjie Mentor says Zuma's about-turn on report is no shocker

Mentor was part of Cape Town's SA First march and says Zuma's court interdict was a baseless, unconstitutional waste of money.

Public Protector CEO resignation raises questions

Public Protector CEO resignation raises questions

CEO of the Public Protector's Office Advocate Louisa Zondo has resigned for personal reasons, raising suspicion and speculation.

Zuma drops court bid to gag state capture report

Zuma drops court bid to gag state capture report

On Tuesday, judges had ruled that a group of opposition parties and Vytjie Mentor could intervene in the case as respondents.

No rift between Zuma and Gordhan: Presidency

No rift between Zuma and Gordhan: Presidency

President Zuma expressed full support and confidence in Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, but has no power to stop investigation.

Popular articles
It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.

Pamela Nomvete on her downfalls as actress, and 'climbing back'

Pamela Nomvete on her downfalls as actress, and 'climbing back'

This week Xolani Gwala's speaks to former Generations actor Pamela Nomvete for #WhatInTheWorldHappenedTo feature.

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

Meet the founder of Capitec Bank, named ‘Best Bank on Earth and Cheapest in SA’

Meet the founder of Capitec Bank, named ‘Best Bank on Earth and Cheapest in SA’

Michiel le Roux speaks about the fascinating story behind the little bank that has the Big 4 shaking in their boots.

Best way to get richer (especially if you’re between ages 20 and 45)

Best way to get richer (especially if you’re between ages 20 and 45)

Still young(ish)? Consider the single best thing you can do to increase your wealth by much more than the inflation rate.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?

5 ways the NSFAS funding model will change in 2017

5 ways the NSFAS funding model will change in 2017

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will pilot a new funding model in 2017. NSFAS chairperson Sizwe Nxasana explains.