The High Court in Pretoria will on Wednesday deliver judgment on President Jacob Zuma’s application to set aside former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s remedial action on alleged state capture.
Madonsela released a report‚ titled State of Capture‚ in November last year concerning allegations of an improper relationship between Zuma‚ other state officials and the Gupta family.
Madonsela recommended that Zuma should establish a commission but that Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng should choose the presiding judge.
Zuma took issue with the remedial action and applied to the court to have it reviewed and set aside.
He believes the Public Protector has no right to tell him who should appoint a judge to head up the inquiry.
The President has also asked for an order sending the State of Capture report back to the Public Protector for further investigation.
In his application filed in December last year‚ Zuma said the remedial action was unlawful as it went against the separation of powers doctrine.
President Zuma has said he will establish a commission of inquiry into state capture within a month if ordered by a court.