President is challenging remedial actions of the public protector's state of capture report

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma's executive powers took a center stage at the Pretoria high court in the so-called State Capture review case. Lawyers representing president Zuma argued that he has exclusive powers to establish commissions of inquiry while on the other side opposition parties lawyers and that of the public protector insist that such powers can be fettered. The president is challenging remedial actions of the public protector's state of capture report on grounds that she does not have powers to instruct the head of state. Former public protector Thuli Madonsela recommended president Zuma establish a commission of inquiry to be headed by judge to further investigate allegations of state capture. Amos Phago reports.
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