Jacob Zuma lost his application to appeal against a personal cost order against him. He will now have to pay back the money - R10 million of it. South Africans feel that there was finally some justice achieved.
Former president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, saw his application to review the cost order against him fail.
The North Gauteng High Court ruled that Zuma's bid to review former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's remedial action for the institution of the #StateCaptureInquiry was ill-advised.
News24 reported that Zuma specifically appealed that he should be held personally responsible for the legal costs.
He lost and now must pay the costs, plus the costs of the appeal. The cost order is estimated at around R10 million.
South Africans took to social media to discuss the court's ruling:
@thatomokoena44 - So not only does he have to ay, but he also has to pay extra for failing to convince the courts he didn't have to pay? Yo
@isapengilly60 - good news as long as he pays and we can see that he pays, publication make statements yet we need to comply with seeing is believing.
@DaDerekTa - Such good news. Can someone let me know when the Sheriff is going to collect from Nkandla? I wanna go watch.
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