OPINION

State Capture: DA looks forward to arguing its case - Mmusi Maimane

DA says report is not subject to amendment and court order states it will be kept in safekeeping

State Capture: DA looks forward to arguing its case  

14 October 2016

The Democratic Alliance (DA) welcomes the North Gauteng High Court’s Order in terms of which a preservation order was granted pending the determination of the Interdict Applications by the President and his Minister on 1 November 2016. This ensures that the final report into State Capture by the outgoing Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela, is not subject to amendment and the court order goes further by stating the report will be kept in safekeeping.

This order by the court is a victory for the DA, EFF, COPE and the UDM who seek to ensure that the delay in the release of the report does not compromise the contents thereof.

The fight for accountability is not an easy one and is often subject to setbacks, but we are determined to see this matter through until the end. Jacob Zuma and those implicated in State Capture may have delayed accounting for their role in undermining the sovereignty of the State and the Rule of Law but they will face the music at an appropriate time.

Jacob Zuma’s house of lies and cronyism is falling apart causing him to employ the most uncreative and desperate of tactics. The people of South Africa will not be duped by Zuma’s dishonesty.

Issued by Mabine Seabe, Spokesperson to the DA Leader, 14 October 2016