- Former president of South Africa now facing corruption charges, Jacob Zuma still has the support of many influential people in his pocket
- Business friends of Zuma has promised to help pay his legal fees should he be held accountable
- President Ramaphosa has stated that Zuma will have to refund the State if he is found guilty of the charges against him
Former president Jacob Zuma will be in court on Friday for his second High Court appearance in the case of corruption against him.
Loyal followers and friends have stated that they will help pay Zuma's legal fees during this trial if it should happen that he can't afford it.
According to reports, Zuma's isn't standing too strong financially. There is a separate court case on the matter.
IOL reports that Nkosenhle Shezi, the secretary of Nafupa SA (National Funeral Practitioners Association of South Africa) declared that they would find a way to financially support Zuma if he needs it.
Nafupa SA hosted a glamorous dinner in honour of Zuma to celebrate him for "reviving radical economic transformation".
The association describes itself as representing the previously disadvantaged funeral businesses owned by black people.
Apparently the association has already started a campaign that will raise money to help Zuma pay his legal fees.
Nafupa SA feels that Zuma is being unfairly attacked for his fight for economic transformation.
According to an earlier report by Briefly.co.za, Bishop Vusi Dube, the founder of the eThekwini Community Church International, revealed that churches in KwaZulu-Natal would not be able to support former president Jacob Zuma financially, but would continue to support Zuma and his family spiritually.
Dube’s church along with other religious organisations and churches form the National Interfaith Churches of South Africa (NICSA). Dube said the NICSA did not have the capacity to get involved in fundraising.
Briefly.co.za learned that South African president Cyril Ramaphosa said earlier that Zuma will have to pay his own fees if the court finds him guilty of the charges against him.
At the National Assembly Ramaphosa also confirmed that since 2006, the State has paid more than R15 million in legal fees on behalf of Zuma.
There is an agreement between Ramaphosa and Zuma stating that should Zuma be found guilty, he will refund ever cent spent in his defense.
Ramaphosa does not thing that the State should pay for the personal legal fees if the person in question really committed crimes.
The outcome of Jacob Zuma's case is bound to upset a number of people and have many others rejoicing.
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