WATCH: Protest outside office of Public Protector

Members of the Black First Land First student movement marched around the office complex in which Public Protector House lies‚ as outgoing Public Protector advocate Thuli Madonsela delivered her final media briefing.

Friday is Madonsela’s last day in office‚ ending her seven-year non-renewable term.

Her successor Busisiwe Mkhwebane begins her term as Public Protector on Saturday.

Madonsela was due to release her investigative report into allegations of state capture on Friday‚ but separate applications to interdict its release by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des van Rooyen and President Jacob Zuma threw a spanner in the works.

The report will not be released on Friday and will kept in a place of safety pending the outcome of the court processes.

BLF members had also protested against the release of the report‚ containing allegations that the Gupta family had a hand in making Cabinet appointments.

BLF leader Andile Mngxitama told News24 on Friday morning that the group wanted Madonsela to include other complaints in the report‚ including allegations about state capture by Richemont chief executive officer Johann Rupert and others.

The group’s chanting could be heard from inside the Public Protector’s offices.

The owners of Hillcrest Park‚ where Madonsela’s offices are‚ have launched an application interdicting BLF members from entering the premises.- TMG Digital




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