"The commission of inquiry is to be given powers of evidence collection that are not less than that of the Public Protector", Mlambo ruled.
"The President's persistence in continuing with the application [for an interdict against the Public Protector] amounts to abuse of judicial process", said Mlambo. He said she might "insist, not publicly, that Zuma steps down in 2018".
In an historic ruling, Gauteng Judge President Dunstan Mlambo, Deputy Judge President Phineas Mojapelo and Judge Danie Fourie ruled that Zuma was "ill advised and reckless" in launching applications to stop the release of former public protector Thuli Madonsela's State of Capture report and to overturn the remedial action - and that the public should not be made to foot the large legal bill. On Wednesday, the court ordered in their favour. The president is implicated in the state capture report and is at the centre of the allegations regarding the Gupta family's involvement in the appointment of cabinet 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".
He said the remedial actions presented Zuma with an opportunity to confront and address the problem of state capture.
"The allegations. detailed in the report are extremely serious", Mlambo said.
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"In my view, a simple punitive costs order is not sufficient.as the taxpayer will carry that burden. The conduct of the President requires a much sterner rebuke‚" he said.
South Africa's High Court ruled on Wednesday that President Jacob Zuma, under fire for alleged corruption, must set up a judicial inquiry into state influence-peddling within 30 days.
The Democratic Alliance also sought a declaratory order that Zuma's conduct in delaying the establishment of the commission was unconstitutional.
"It would be important for the people of South Africa and the resources of this country that we get to the bottom of this issue...if he does appeal‚ I doubt that another court will not be consistent in keeping with the cost order‚" he said. "Zuma failed on that account and his party protected him on that regard".
"Immediately after Polokwane [ANC elective conference in 2007], we pointed out that we couldn't continue to follow a leadership of a man who said the ANC is above the Constitution".