CAPE TOWN – Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane says he will fight till the end to ensure the Public Protector’s state capture report is made public.
The party’s currently in a court battle with President Jacob Zuma who has sought to interdict the report into state capture.
Maimane is in Port Elizabeth today to campaign for the DA ahead of a by-election in New Brighton in two weeks’ time.
He spoke of how the DA-led coalition government in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro is fighting corruption two months after the election.
Maimane’s spokesperson Mabine Seabe said, “We engaged in a fight to ensure the state capture report is made public. This is an issue all South Africans are talking about because when corruption happens, it is stealing opportunities away from South Africans. It also undermines the effort to deliver better services and create jobs.”
Seabe says the DA’s determined to ensure the report goes public.
“We found it alarming that Minister Des Van Rooyen withdrew his interdict, saying there is nothing in the report that implicated him in any matters regarding state capture. So we find it surprising that he knows the contents of this report but us as complainants we don’t.”