Yacoob says legal battle over release of state capture report was wasteful

Former Constitutional Court judge, Zak Yacoob, said he hopes the Judicial Inquiry into allegations of state capture will be put in place sooner rather than later.

The 355-page State of Capture report compiled by former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela was released after the Pretoria High Court ruling instructed that it be published by 5pm on Wednesday.

Zuma, Minister Mosebenzi Zwane, Minister Des van Rooyen, Minister Lynne Brown and Eskom CEO Brian Molefe are named in the report.

I hope that the report's recommendations are followed. The report's recommendations are not particularly serious as I read it.

Zak Yacoob, former ConCourt judge

Speaking to 702's John Robbie, he said that it was unfortunate that the release of the report had to be deliberated through a legal battle between Zuma and opposition parties alongside members of the business community.

The problem is that it's not an open and transparent society. Everything has to be fought for, the courts get involved in too many things.

Zak Yacoob, former ConCourt judge

The African National Congress (ANC) is yet to respond to the report while the Democratic Alliance (DA) plans to table a fresh motion of no confidence in Zuma in Parliament.


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