The Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) has called on President Jacob Zuma to immediately comply with the judgement handed down by the Pretoria High Court Judge President Dunstan Mlambo on the State Capture report by the former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.
In a media statement post the judgment the party said it welcomes the outcomes of the Gauteng North High Court which ruled that it must be the Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, as opposed to Zuma, who must appoint the Judge in the State of Capture Judicial Commission of Enquiry.
“We welcome this as a victory for accountability and proper administration of justice since this enquiry is meant to investigate Jacob Zuma for alleged corruption.” said the EFF.
“It is therefore rational that he cannot appoint a judge in a commission investigation him as it creates a conflict of interest.
The party has called on President Zuma to immediately comply with the judgement and not waste any more time and resources challenging the outcome.
“We further welcome the dismissal of his review with costs personally liable to him.
“This is crucial because Zuma should have known the personal nature of his application that in essence, he was using state resources to try and stop remedial action that has to do with his personal involvement in corruption.
“The very application to review the remedial action of the public protector comes nothing short of embarrassing as it proves the very fact of how conflicted he is.
The EFF has also called for the President to step down for violating the constitution.
The EFF has accused Zuma of using state resources to try and stay away from being held accountable for his corrupt actions.