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Chief Justice must delegate Judge in State Capture Commission of Inquiry

President Jacob Zuma has on Wednesday dealt a second legal blow following North Gauteng High Court ruling, entirely dismissing his state capture bid.

Judge Dustan Mlambo expelled Zuma’s application with costs, requesting him personally pay legal costs.

The decision is a continuation of Zuma’s application trying to piece previous Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s remedial action which prescribed President Zuma to build up a Judicial Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, headed by a judge chosen by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.

Mlambo requested that the Commission must be set up within 30 days, and has 180 days to finish its work.

The present [Wednesday] judgment came hot in the foot sole areas of North Gauteng High Court administering, stripping President Zuma the power to designate the new National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) to prosecute over his debasement allegations.

Zuma faces 783 tallies of fraud, corruption, money-laundering and racketeering he is challenging.

Judge Dunstan Mlambo requested on Friday that NDPP head, Shaun Abrahams ought to clear office and let somebody who can carry out the activity assume control.

Mlambo has decided that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa must choose another NDPP in the following 60 days.

The application was brought by civil society organisations after the issue was for a considerable length of time ” tactically” delayed purportedly for President Zuma.

Commenting on Wednesday case, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) hailed the judgment as a triumph for responsibility and appropriate organisation of equity since this inquiry is intended to investigate President Zuma for claimed defilement.

National Spokesperson  Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said in a statement, EFF calls on  Zuma to promptly agree to the judgment and not sit idle and assets testing the result.

He said EFF additionally welcome the expulsion of his review with costs by and by obligated to him.

“This is critical in light of the fact that Zuma ought to have known the individual idea of his application that fundamentally, he was utilising state assets to attempt and stop healing activity that needs to do with his own association in defilement,” said Ndlozi.

Democratic Alliance (DA) Leader Mmusi Maimane said his party will lay criminal charges against President Zuma tomorrow.

Maimane said Zuma must appear in court for his evil endeavor to misdirect the courts, mishandle legal process, and at last undermine the rule of law and the constitution of the Republic.

“President Zuma’s continued litigation with this matter was “unreasonable” and that various statements made resulted in an “irreconcilable contradiction,” said Maimane.







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