South African President

Zuma asked the court to refer back the report to the anti-graft watchdog for further investigations, and also said that the anti-graft watchdog had no right to call for a judicial inquiry, the television channel said quoting court documents.

The report, released on Nov. 2, focused on allegations that businessman brothers Ajay, Atul and Rajesh Gupta had influenced the appointment of ministers.

Zuma and the Gupta brothers have denied the accusations.