Zuma withdraws application to block “state capture” report

South African President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday withdrew his application to interdict the release of a report on the alleged “state capture” by the Indian Gupta family.

This came on the second day of deliberations on former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s “state capture” report in the High Court in Pretoria.

The report relates to allegations that the wealthy Gupta family, which keeps close relations with Zuma and his family, meddled in politics by influencing the appointment of cabinet ministers and directors of state-owned enterprises.

 

Xinhua/Zainab Sa’id