South African anti-graft report won't be released Friday – Madonsela

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South African Public Protector Thuli Madonsela gestures during a briefing with journalists at Reuters offices in Sandton outside Johannesburg, South Africa, June 7, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
South African Public Protector Thuli Madonsela gestures during a briefing with journalists at Reuters offices in Sandton outside Johannesburg, South Africa, June 7, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s public protector will not release a report into allegations of political interference by wealthy friends of President Jacob Zuma on Friday because of a pending court case, the head of the anti-corruption watchdog said.

Zuma asked a court to stop the release of the investigation by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. A ruling is due to be made on Tuesday.

“Agreement in court requires us to wait for Tuesday,” Madonsela told Reuters, adding that the report would not be released on Friday.

(Reporting by Joe Brock; Editing by James Macharia)

 

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