Breaking News! Possible Doom Day for Jacob Zuma
The long anticipated State Capture Report is to be released today. This report was prepared by South Africa’s former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela. This was amid speculations that the Gupta family, which is a wealthy Indian family was influencing the decisions made by President Zuma. This is not permitted in the Constitutional democracy of South Africa.
Zuma attempted to interdict the report. He approached the courts so as to stop the report being released to the public. This was because he claimed that the report had been procedurally flawed as the Public Protector had not interviewed him or other witnesses he considers pertinent. Zuma later withdrew the matter after being made aware of the possibility of him having to pay the courts cost and the cost of council out of his own pocket.
The courts have made an order that requires the new Public Protector to release the report to the public by 17:00hrs today. South Africans wait anxiously for the State Capture Report which could possibly be as damning to Zuma as was the case in the earlier Nkandhla Report. This report is being released at a time at which Zuma is under a lot of pressure to resign. He is currently in Zimbabwe.