South Africa responds to news that state will continue paying Zuma's legal fees

South Africa responds to news that state will continue paying Zuma's legal fees

- Jacob Zuma's legal bills will be paid by the state - as decided by the Presidency

- South Africa's tax money will be used to pay for the rest of Zuma's case, or until a court decides otherwise

- South Africans are unimpressed and have taken to social media to express their feelings on the matter

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The Presidency stated earlier that the state would continue to fund former president Jacob Zuma's legal fees, and South Africans were not impressed.

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Zuma is facing charges of fraud, racketeering and corruption, and while the case continues, the state will be paying for his defence.

Zuma made an agreement with the state that it will pay his legal costs until a court orders an end to it.

According to a report by EWN, president Ramaphosa's office is bound by this agreement. The presidency will continue to pay Zuma's legal fees until a court rules against it or the matter is concluded.

South Africans took to social media to respond to the news.

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@zandy_thabethe - Oh ok, well then it suffice to say all gvt employees charged of corruption should get the same treatment. I have never heard such mediocre, they steal from us and we foot the bill for them to defend themselves against us.
@sthandile333 - We term it politics
@RayzahQ - Politicians have structured the law in a way that it favours them, even when they have done something illegal

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