President Jacob Zuma has launched his court case to set aside the Public Protector's state capture report.
The President wants the court to order that the matter be sent back to Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane for “further investigation”.
The state capture report compiled and investigated under the watch of former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela details allegations of an improper relationship between the President and the Gupta family.
Madonsela recommended that a judicial commission of inquiry be set up, with a judge to head it selected by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.
Political analyst, Eusebius McKaiser and Business Day legal writer, Franny Rabkin, look at the legalities of the case brought by the President.
He [President] is saying the remedial action that she has directed is unconstitutional because only the President under the Constitution can appoint a commission, and only the President can decide how it will work and who will chair that commission.— Franny Rabkin, Business Day legal writer
At the end of the day, we all know what's going on here, even if you are a legal nerd... at the end of the day this is obviously about politics. This about the President trying not to be hold accountable morally and politically.— Eusebius McKaiser, political analyst
However, Rabkin says it is important that people implicated in the state capture report make representations.
Unless those people to whom the allegations are made against are given an opportunity to answer to them, we will never be able to fully make any fair conclusions.— Franny Rabkin, Business Day legal writer
When I listened to the President being interviewed by Thuli Madonsela, I listened to someone who is not fit to be the President of this country.— Eusebius McKaiser, political analyst
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