It was double trouble for President Jacob Zuma when he lost two rulings in the Pretoria High Court.
The judges ruled that the South African President must pay personally pay the legal cost of his failed application to have the ombudsman’s ruling for a commission of inquiry into state capture set aside
They further ordered that Zuma is too conflicted to name the members of that commission himself
This is a further indication of power draining away from President Jacob Zuma. as the ruling African National Congress prepares to meet this week to elect his successor.
Party spokesman Zizi Khodwa welcomes the High Court ruling, saying an inquiry into state capture is in the country’s best interest.
Khodwa says Zuma must implement the court ruling without delay
Judge President Dunstan Mlambo says Zuma has 30 days to call for a commission of inquiry into state capture as instructed by the then Public Protector Thuli Madonsela
The commission members must be named by the Chief Justice.
Madonsela welcomes the ruling, saying it gives Zuma pause.
Mlambo declared Zuma was ill advised and reckless to seek a review of her recommendation
He cannot continue wasting taxpayer’s money on vexatious legal challenges.
She says delaying the commission of inquiry is making a cold case of a very worrying phenomenon.
Evidence was disappearing every day.