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There was nothing unfair about the process followed by former public protector Thuli Madonsela in her state capture investigation, opposition parties said in court papers on Tuesday.The battle over the release of Madonsela’s highly anticipated report is set down for November 1 in the High Court in Pretoria.After Madonsela’s successor, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, said she would not oppose President Jacob Zuma’s application to interdict its release, it has fallen to the opposition parties to fight for the report’s immediate release.Tuesday saw the exchange of a number of affidavits, including an application by former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor — who claimed she had been offered a Cabinet post by the Gupta family — to join the case.The affidavits — two from opposition parties, one from Zuma and one from Mentor — suggest that another hotly contested issue in the case will be the status of the report, in particular whether it has been finalised. If the report is final, it will be argued that Mkhwebane...

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