- Jacob Zuma posted videos in which he criticised the recent court ruling that the State should no longer pay his legal fees
- He wondered why former apartheid leaders had their legal fees paid for by the State but his fees shouldn't
- DA leader Mmusi Maimane however asked him if he was using apartheid legislation to defend his case
Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has asked former President Jacob Zuma whether he's using apartheid legislation as a legal defence mechanism.
As Briefly.co.za reported, Zuma posted two videos on Twitter yesterday to comment about the recent court ruling that the State should stop paying his legal fees.
He lamented, "So apartheid killers they must be defended by the state… fighters of the democratic country, they must pay for themselves."
The videos sparked debate on Twitter and Maimane waded right into it. In a reply to Zuma's second video, he asked:
Baba, are you using apartheid legislation and killers to defend your criminal case?
If the DA leader had hoped for support from Twitter users, he was greatly disappointed. Most of those who replied to his tweet disagreed with him.
A few commenters nevertheless seemed to agree with Maimane.
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