Van Rooyen wants to interdict state capture report again: report

Cooperative Governance Minister Des van Rooyen has reportedly filed a second urgent application to interdict the release of the former public protector Thuli Madonsela’s state capture report.

This comes after the Sunday Times reported that Van Rooyen had visited the Gupta family seven times prior to his being temporarily being installed as the country’s finance minster last year.

He dropped his previous application to halt the report‚ saying there were no adverse findings against him in it.

President Jacob Zuma’s application to stop the release of the report is to be held in the High Court on Pretoria on Tuesday.

EyeWitness News‚ however‚ reported on Monday that Van Rooyen had launched a second bid to interdict the report.

The Democratic Alliance on Sunday said it will report Van Rooyen for misleading Parliament‚ as he had in an answer to the National Assembly “denied visiting the Guptas’ compound in Saxonwold in the run up to his disastrous appointment as finance minister”.

“Yet‚ reports today indicate that van Rooyen met with the Gupta’s at their residence not once but seven times‚” the party said. — TMG Digital

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