DA asks president Ramaphosa to rethink paying Zuma's legal fees

DA asks president Ramaphosa to rethink paying Zuma's legal fees

- South Africans were disappointed to hear that president Ramaphosa decided that the state will keep paying Jacob Zuma's legal fees

- The DA has written to the president in an attempt to get him to reconsider his decision

- It is believed that this decision is an abuse of tax money

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The Democratic Alliance wrote to South Africa's president to request his reconsideration with regards to the funding of Jacob Zuma's legal defence.

The Presidency announced that the state will continue to pay all Zuma's legal costs during his trial.

This led to an outrage in South Africa - many felt the decision is corrupt in its core.

Briefly.co.za earlier reported that there has been a court application to put an end to this, but the Presidency has made its decision.

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Zuma is facing charges of fraud, racketeering and corruption, and while the case continues, the state will be paying for his defence. Political parties like the DA and the EFF are unhappy that Zuma's defence is being paid by the state and wants it to end.

According to a report by EWN, James Selfe of the DA has written a letter to president Ramaphosa himself. In this letter, he tells the president that his decision is illegal.

Selfe stated that the decision by president Ramaphosa shocked him. He is insisting that paying Zuma's legal expenses is a mistake.

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Selfe believes it is nothing more than abuse of South Africans' tax money.

The DA is also reported to feel that Zuma's promise to repay the expenses if he is found guilty, is just talk. They feel he won't be able to pay back that much money.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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