- Former president Jacob Zuma is crying poverty in the face of his upcoming legal battles
- Lucky for him, his clan is willing to come to his rescue and help him out financially
- This comes as Msholozi faces the prospect of answering to corruption charges in his fast-approaching trial
Jacob Zuma is apparently facing a cash crush as his corruption trial looms in the not-so-distant future.
IOL reports that the politician's clan says they will answer his call, should he ever request help from them.
Inkosi Simphiwe Zuma, leader of the ex-president's clan, is adamant that they would lend a hand:
“If we have something to offer, we can help him. He does indicate that he is facing some financial challenges, and we could meet to help him with what we can afford."
Zuma had previously told supporters that he had been reduced to desperate measures in light of his mounting legal costs:
“State is not paying for me and I have to sell my socks and hat.”
Briefly.co.za reported that the High Court had ruled Zuma would be responsible for repaying an estimated R15.3 million dished out to fund his personal legal drama.
Zuma has postponed the trial, which had been expected to kick-off after 14 years worth of delays, in favour of appealing the court ruling on his application to avoid politicians.
With his legal team claiming they were ready to roll after over a decade worth of stall tactics, Mzansi was unimpressed to hear of Zuma's decision.
The State Capture Inquiry had revealed Zuma had used this latest development to wiggle out of his October appearance, which would have taken place this week.
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