- Jacob Zuma is taking his bid to avoid coughing up a fortune to the Supreme Court of Appeal
- The former president owes the Public Protector a massive amount but is hoping to overturn the ruling
- This comes after Zuma was unsuccessful in reviewing Thuli Madonsela's infamous State of Capture report
Jacob Zuma has approached the Supreme Court of Appeal in a bid to avoid coughing up a hefty sum.
IOL reports that the former president owes the Office of the Public Protector a small fortune after a personal costs order had been handed down by the North Gauteng High Court.
Zuma had taken Thuli Madonsela's State of Capture report on review, an ill-advised and reckless move, according to the three judges who presided over the matter, Briefly.co.za reported.
The Supreme Court is willing to hear the ex-president's appeal, with Zuma seeking the High Court declared faulty in the original ruling.
The High Court's decision to reject his appeal attempt is also coming into question, with Zuma requesting a probe into the call.
The ex-president insists that he was not reckless when he took the matter up on review, despite the following finding made by the High Court:
“The review application was a clear non-starter and the president was seriously reckless in pursuing it. His conduct falls far short of the high standard expressed in section 195 of the Constitution."
Currently, Zuma owes the Public Protector R330 000 in legal fees for cases he lost, with R164 000 relating to this matter.
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