- Jacob Zuma's appeal to avoid paying legal costs to the High Court has been unsuccessful, this was after he challenged a State Capture report by Thuli Madonsela
- The ruling made by the judge sees Zuma being responsible for certain legal costs
- Judge A. Schippers found that Zuma was protecting his personal interests with the appeal and this was his opportunity to go with the interests of the State
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Jacob Zuma's appeal to the High Court of Pretoria has been denied. This was on the grounds that he is following his personal interests and not those of the nation.
The ruling was made on Friday by Judge A. Schippers:
"The application to appeal is dismissed with costs, including the costs of two counsel on the scale as between attorney and client," he said.
Schippers said that Zuma's appeal was motivated by personal agendas. This ultimately becoming the reason why his appeal was rejected. According to the judge, Zuma had the chance to follow the interests of the State but instead went with his own.
He also went on to say that it took Zuma a long time to begin the commission of inquiry and this was to the detriment of South Africa's democracy. In a way standing in the way of justice.
Madonsela's intervention gave Zuma the chance to redeem himself but he chose otherwise. The High Court found that Madonsela's comments made in the report were appropriate and fair. Thus, requiring Zuma to pay the legal costs in this regard.
After this request from the High Court to pay, Zuma made an appeal which was ultimately unsuccessful.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Duduzane Zuma reveals he wants to pursue a career in politics. Duduzane Zuma, former president Jacob Zuma's son, revealed yesterday that he may have a future in politics. The 36-year-old spoke about his face appearing on ballot papers for the elections in 2024.
Duduzane believes that he can return the ANC to its "former glory". He said he is an ANC member and that he was not only born into the ANC but that the party "grew him up". Duduzane also cleared the air by saying he does not plan on running for the presidency of the ANC Youth League.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Zuma claims bias after Zondo confirms child with ex-president's sister-in-law. After much speculation over the weeks, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has confirmed the claims that he fathered a child with former president Jacob Zuma’s sister-in-law. Zondo's confession comes after Zuma's attorney Eric Mabuza accused him of being biased against the former president.
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