The Democratic Alliance (DA) says the country is closer to the release of the Public Protector state capture report.

SA official opposition party made the remark following the North Gauteng High court order that their application to intervene in the state capture case be granted with costs.

To the DA, the court’s order is a giant leap towards ensuring that they get hold of the Public Protector state capture report as the complainant.

This will also ensure “the people of South Africa have sight to the full extent of President Jacob Zuma’s project of State Capture. This is a project that has undermined and crippled key institutions of the state,” DA stated.

Mmusi Maimane’s party also welcomed the court’s decision to discard Minister Des Van Rooyen’s second attempt to interdict the release of the  report.

The Federal Leader of the DA remarked that the court’s decision exposed “the frivolous nature of Minister Van Rooyen’s application and shows the contempt it deserves.

“We are pleased with how the court proceedings have unfolded and we will be back in court to argue that President Zuma is abusing court processes and that the Final Report into State Capture be made public as intended by the Public Protector Act and the Constitution. Also, we will seek that costs be paid by the President personally and not with taxpayers hard earned money,” stated Maimane.

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