Advocate Dali Mpofu for the United Democratic Movement and Congress of the People on Wednesday presented a draft order to the North Gauteng High Court that requires President Jacob Zuma to set up a commission or inquiry into “state capture” within 15 days
Setting up a commission of inquiry was part of the remedial action recommended by the previous public protector, Thuli Madonsela, in her “state of capture” report, which Zuma is challenging.
The president says the recommended remedial action infringes on his executive powers and that the public protector did not make any findings against him.
“The country is burning and there is no time to seek legal opinions,” Mpofu said on the second day of that Zuma’s application to review remedial action is being heard.
Mpofu said the public protector “is to deliver this order to the Chief Justice no later than five days”.