In a sudden twist of events, President Jacob Zuma has withdrawn a counterclaim to have former public protector Thuli Madonsela's State of Capture report re-investigated.
Zuma's legal team launched a bid to oppose the recommendations made by Madonsela in the report last year. The matter was heard in the Pretoria High Court on Wednesday.
Last year, Madonsela directed the president to establish a commission of inquiry led by a judge appointed by the Chief Justice. However, Zuma is arguing that he, as the president, is the only one with the power to decide the terms of reference and the judge who will preside over the inquiry.