Zuma asks the state: Will you pay my legal fees or not?

Zuma asks the state: Will you pay my legal fees or not?

- Jacob Zuma is unsure of the state's decision to continue paying his legal fees

- The state has been paying Zuma's legal fees for 12 years - since 2006

- The former president's attorney Michael Hulley has written to the Presidency on the matter, but has received no word yet.

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Jacob Zuma is planning to go ahead with lodging an application to review the decision to prosecute him.

But the former president is very curious to know whether the state will continue to pay his legal fees or not. The state has been paying his legal expenses since 2006.

On Friday Zuma made his 2nd appearance in the Durban High Court, backed by Michael Hulley, his attorney.

According to a report by Business Live, Zuma is still claiming that he cannot afford to pay the legal fees he needs to defend himself.

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Hulley stated that Zuma is still awaiting clarity on whether or not the Presidency will continue paying his legal fees.

Zuma wanted clarity on both of his cases - the one case started by the Economic Freedom Fighters and the other by the Democratic Alliance.

Apparently Zuma's legal team wrote a letter to the Presidency on the 24th of May but is yet to be answered.

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Many of Zuma's friends have promised to help him carry the expenses of the court case.

Briefly.co.za reported earlier that 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.

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".

According to reports, Zuma's isn't standing too strong financially. There is a separate court case on the matter.

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Zuma's case was again postponed until the 27th of July. This time the case will be heard in the Pietermaritzburg High Court.

According to reports the state expects that Zuma will likely try to delay matters again. It is believed that Zuma will lodge an application for a stay of prosecution.

The state stated that it should be ready to proceed with the case on the 12th of November.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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