- Jacob Zuma faced a serious tongue lashing at the hands of Judge Dunstan Mlambo
- Thuli Madonsela was extremely satisfied with the ruling which vindicated her report
- The presidents costs order could run into the millions of Rands
Briefly.co.za discovered that the former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela broke down in tears as the High Court agreed with the remedial action contained with her 'State of Capture' report.
She sat in the front row of the gallery and nodded slightly with a small smile on her face as the judge laid into Jacob Zuma for his reckless litigation according to timeslive.co.za.
Madonsela was elated that the court had not only set aside Zuma's attempt to have her report reviewed but also read him the riot act.
Judge Dunstan Mlambo tore Zuma's application apart as he meticulously dissected his appeal on its merits, which were few and far between.
The former Public Protector estimated that the cost order against Zuma could easily run into the millions, the DA alone had stated that their costs alone amounted to R1.5-million.
Judge Mlambo made it clear from the start that Zuma's case was not a solid one, the judgement reached by the court was unanimous. He also ruled that the taxpayer would not be burdened by his poor attempt to have the report set aside.
The remedial actions within the report gave Zuma the opportunity to tackled state capture, according to Mlambo.
The DA leader, Mmusi Maimane believed that Zuma had no intention of pursuing an investigation into state capture even though it was his responsibility as leader of South Africa to do so.
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