Des van Rooyen abandons court

Des van Rooyen abandons court interdict against PP’s ‘state capture’ report

So at first the man who was almost finance minister and rumoured to be a Gupta/Zuma/captured deployment files an interdict to halt the release of a report that could very well prove the rumours true; and now he’s fine with it?

Des van Rooyen abandons court

News24 reports that minister of cooperative governance and traditional affairs — sounds like a Nkandla/Saxonwold-themed soapie — Des van Rooyen has decided to drop his interdict against previous Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s state capture report.

Van Rooyen had initially, alongside Jacob Zuma, filed an interdict in an attempt to stop the report from being released to the public, a move that saw the DA’s BS-busting machine kick into gear.

The minister’s argument as to why the report should not be released would have been heard on November 1, but he’s asked for his application to be withdrawn as Madonsela’s report had not made any findings against him personally.

Madonsela delivered the report after allegations of state capture by the Gupta family, who according to several claims have influenced Zuma into making cabinet appointments that would suit their aspirations.