It has been an interesting day around the topic of former president Jacob Zuma.
Mere hours after Zuma appeared in Zumas high court, Ramaphosa and legal posy made the decision retract the State Capture judgment against Zuma. It was then made clear that Zuma would have to fight his own in regaining the estimated R10-million personal costs order made against him.
“Take further notice that with regards to the appeal on the issue of the punitive costs‚ the current President is not liable in that the punitive costs were against the former President in his personal capacity and as such we do not purport to act on the former President’s behalf in this notice.”
The North Gauteng High Court has put forward that Zuma’s must now fit the costs of his failed attempt to hinder the release of the then Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s State of Capture report. Trifecta judgments labeled his legal challenges as “ill-advised and reckless”.
Zuma’s legal team have not yet made comment on whether or not he will be complying to the orders given to fit the bills in his personal capacity or seek legal funding. The Democratic Alliance are currently taking action against the state funding of Zuma’s legal costs.
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