- Report: President Jacob Zuma should appoint a commission of inquiry within 30 days
- Police use stun grenades as they seek to disperse anti-Zuma protesters in Pretoria
The 355-page "State of Capture" report contains allegations, and in some instances evidence, of cronyism, questionable business deals and ministerial appointments, and other possible large-scale corruption at the very top of government. The Public Protector, appointed to investigate complaints of government misconduct, compiled the report.
The report came out on the order of a court in Pretoria hours after Zuma abandoned a legal bid to delay its release.
The President, his son Duduzane Zuma, government ministers, the board of South Africa's state power utility, Eskom, and the Gupta family -- brothers Ajay, Atul and Rajesh Gupta -- are all implicated in what the report said could be breaches of ethics codes and in some cases criminal allegations.
The report recommends that Zuma appoint a commission of inquiry headed by a judge within 30 days to investigate the allegations.
Zuma has always denied any wrongdoing. He has maintained the support of the governing African National Congress despite repeated scandals.
Zuma's spokesman said his office was considering the report and whether to take legal action over it.
The ANC also said it would look at the report and comment on it Thursday.
The latest developments will add to the mounting pressure the President faces from South Africa's political opposition, business groups, civil society and legal quarters to step aside.