Saturday, 16 February 2019
Latest news
Main » Things You Need To Know About The Zuma vs Madonsela Ruling

Things You Need To Know About The Zuma vs Madonsela Ruling

15 December 2017

She sat in the front row in the public gallery‚ occasionally nodding and smiling contentedly as Judge Dunstan Mlambo demolished Zuma's every ground for the "ill-advised" review.

This latest encounter with the courts came as a result of the president's legal challenge over the right of the public protector to call for a judicial inquiry and the appointment by the chief justice of a judge to head it. Zuma argued it was the president's prerogative whether such an inquiry should be set up.

"We have delayed this matter for long enough".

Zuma was also found by the court to be personally liable for the cost of his legal challenge, as well as his aborted application to halt the report from being released.

Google Pixel 2 Gets New Star Wars AR Stickers
Even if there isn't a lot of content available right now, Google plans to unveil even more AR Stickers soon, so keep an eye out. The best thing about AR stickers is that even the older Pixel devices will be getting it in the Android 8 .1 Oreo update.

The report focused on allegations that Zuma's friends, the businessmen and brothers Ajay, Atul and Rajesh Gupta, had influenced the appointment of ministers. "... The public protector's report has uncovered worrying levels of malfeasance and corruption in the form of utter disregard of good corporate governance principles, some bordering on fraud, in government departments and state-owned enterprises. In our view this is a case where a personal order of cost is justified and should be granted‚" he said.

"The allegations. detailed in the report are extremely serious", Mlambo said. "The conduct of the President requires a much sterner rebuke‚" he said.

It has also ordered that the commission must wrap up in 180 days.

The report, which was compiled by former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, compelled Zuma to appoint a commission of inquiry to investigate state capture - to be headed by a judge chosen by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.

Disney to Acquire Some Assets of Fox for $52.4 Billion
X Disney will pay $52.4 billion in stock as well as assume $13.7 billion in debt to buy 21st Century Fox . For one, it will double its stake in Hulu with the acquisition, becoming majority owner.

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

Mlambo said the president had a clear interest in the outcome of the commission and should recuse himself. "It has been ongoing for months on end and now the people of South Africa need to know the truth", Maimane said. "Zuma failed on that account and his party protected him on that regard".

Mr Zuma quits as ANC leader next week. "That was confirmed by the Constitutional Court in the Nkandla matter‚" he charged.

Apple beats Snap and Spotify in race to acquire Shazam
The app, which analyses audio clips to identify songs, TV shows, films or adverts in seconds, was last valued at £750m in 2015. While the company has not revealed the financial terms of the deal, it is reportedly worth around $400 million.

Things You Need To Know About The Zuma vs Madonsela Ruling