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Zuma to buy time in court case on state capture report gag

President Jacob Zuma wants to postpone the court hearing on the former public protector Thuli Madonsela's state capture report.

Zuma filed a court application to stop the release of the report, but now wants to stall the matter which is scheduled to be heard on Tuesday November 1.

His legal team wrote a letter after former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor filed an urgent court application this week, asking to be listed as a respondent in the case.

But his lawyers claim they need more time to respond to oppose Mentor's affidavit and submit court papers, reports EWN's Gia Nicolaides.

In March, Mentor alleged that she was offered a conditional Cabinet role by the controversial Gupta family.

The DA, EFF, UDM and Cope are also opposing Zuma's application to stop the release of the report following Madonsela's investigation into the president's relationship with the Guptas.

They say the case cannot go ahead on Tuesday because there is not enough time to exchange more affidavits.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

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