Zuma told to pay back the money for Madonsela state capture challenge

Sumaya Hisham  Reuters                       President Jacob Zuma gestures as he addresses Parliament in Cape Town South Africa

They gave the president 30 days to appoint a commission of inquiry into state capture, with Madonsela's report as a starting point, with a presiding judge exclusively selected by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.

"The President's persistence in continuing with the application [for an interdict against the Public Protector] amounts to abuse of judicial process", said Mlambo. Importantly, the court found that the tax payer can not be burdened with paying the costs of the unreasonable and unnecessary litigation.The costs of the litigation are to be calculated from 14 October 2016.

South African President Jacob Zuma has lost two court cases in one day, both linked to corruption allegations.

Maimane also told reporters in court that the ANC had protected the president, who had "failed" to lead.

But as it stands, the president must now appoint a commission of inquiry into state capture within 30 days, and the judge presiding over the probe will be appointed by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.

"He should, if he is a decent leader, a person committed to the values of the Constitution, be the first to take action".

"We have delayed this matter for long enough".

Zuma has not commented on whether he will appeal the ruling on the state capture matter.

"It would be important for the people of South Africa and the resources of this country that we get to the bottom of this issue...if he does appeal‚ I doubt that another court will not be consistent in keeping with the cost order‚" he said.

Meanwhile, EFF general secretary Godrich Gardee welcomed the judgment.

Madonsela said she was happy that the judiciary dismissed the review application‚ saying she and her team did their best. "Now he says although the court found me conflicted but was wrong to was I am unable to perform this function.exercising presidential powers".

The court made this decision while ruling on the R17 million golden handshake that was given to former NDPP head Mxolisi Nxasana for his departure from the position. The blame for this situation must be squarely placed before the entire leadership of the ANC. "Either they will recall or persuade him to step down", Fikeni said.

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