Breaking: NPA will prosecute Jacob Zuma for fraud and corruption

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State capture showdown, Zuma prepares to challenge Madonsela’s report

It’ll be like 2016 all over again.

Breaking: NPA will prosecute Jacob Zuma for fraud and corruption

Gallo Images / Alet Pretorius

In case you were wondering what happened to former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s State of capture report and her recommendation that a commission of enquiry be set up to investigate the allegations contained therein; president Zuma refuses to accept the report, without having it subjected to judicial review.

Read: Madonsela’s ‘State Capture’ report in a nutshell

If this sounds familiar, it’s because Zuma did the same thing with Madonsela’s report into his Nkandla scandal and we all know how that panned out for both the president and the ANC.

Heck, Zuma and his allies even tried getting an urgent interdict against the publishing of the State of capture report in the first place, which also, incidentally, failed.

Anyway, the president will be challenging the Public Protector’s State of capture report and its recommendations over three days in October of this year, according to eNCA.

While several high-ranking ANC members, including deputy president – for now – Cyril Ramaphosa, have said that they support a commission of enquiry into state capture allegations, Zuma and his allies have dug their heels in on the report’s recommendations.

Read: No ‘individuals or families’ will capture our state institutions, Ramaphosa warns

According to Madonsela’s report, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng must appoint a judge that would head up the commission of enquiry, which is where Zuma disagrees. The president insists he should be the one to deplo… ahem, appoint the person who would essentially decide his fate, that of the Guptas as well as a string of ANC members loyal to the president.

Our current Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has not yet decided whether she will stand up to the president and challenge the report.

Related: Zuma’s ‘spy’, Mkhwebane gets a dressing down from the DA