- A former president is facing legal challenges in court as his wife files for divorce and threatens to expose his finances
- She claims to have evidence that he is supported by powerful people in neighbouring countries
- The wife wants R170 000 a month in maintenance fees for herself and her children
- The Constitutional Court has barred the media from releasing the identities of the former president and his wife
A former president's wife is filing for divorce and wants to expose her husband's financial details as part of the proceedings.
The Constitutional Court has ruled that the identities of the former president and his wife are not to be revealed.
She filed a the court papers on Thursday and is claiming that she has suffered emotional abuse from her husband as well as had her financial support removed for two years.
This has been revealed by the Sunday Times, who reported that the wife seeks maintenance for herself and her kids to the value of R170 000 as well as R50 000 to cover legal fees.
As part of the court proceedings, she wants him to reveal his financial affairs. She maintains that her husband has been assisted by powerful people in neighbouring countries, which she says she can prove.
The maintenance fee is said to cover her expenses which include three domestic helpers, an au pair, an assistant and a tutor. She also claims that she needs her car replaced, her luxury vehicle was repossessed by the bank last year after she failed to make the necessary payments.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that former president Jacob Zuma is furious about the possibility of having his children's bank accounts probed for State Capture purposes. Zuma has come out and expressed that he "draws the line" at anyone who is coming after his children in investigations against him.
Zuma said that coming after his children is a "declaration of war" which would result in him fighting back with everything he has.
In a statement that was released on Friday, Zuma said he had noted that there had been a report by the Sunday Times alleging that the Zondo Commission had turned its focus to his children's bank accounts.
In other news, the Zondo commission has extended its investigation into alleged state capture. The EFF's Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu's bank records have become a matter of interest for the commission according to a report by the Sunday Times.
According to the report, the commission has subpoenaed South Africa's largest banks to hand over data on more than 36 entities. Among those are Malema's records as well as his wife's, Mantoa and companies linked to him, including the Ratanang Family Trust.
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