Former president Jacob Zuma says his decision to challenge former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s State of Capture report, has made him to be treated unjustly as the legal costs of the state capture cases “poses a significant burden on him personally”, Times Select reported.
But he is also fighting a decision by the North Gauteng High Court that he has to pay the legal costs of his aborted attempt to stop the release of Madonselas’s state of capture report. The costs are estimated to be R10-million, IOL reported. In March, the presidency decided not to pursue an appeal of that decision, initiated while Zuma was still in office.
According to Times Select, Zuma wants the court to grant him the right to appeal both the legal costs judgment and his failed bid to have the State of Capture report reviewed in court. He reportedly said in court papers, “I would have liked to intervene way before the application for leave to appeal was withdrawn by the Office of the President of the Republic of South Africa. That I do not agree with the withdrawal of the application for leave to appeal by the current president is not relevant for present purposes.”
Zuma maintains Madonsela’s recommendations, specifically that the Chief Justice, not the president, be the one to appoint the chairperson into the commission of inquiry into state capture, is unconstitutional. ')}https://newsoweto.co.za/jacob-zuma-legal-cost-unfairly-punished/https://newsoweto.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/aa45d2574eee41799b2ee072731c2104.jpghttps://newsoweto.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/aa45d2574eee41799b2ee072731c2104-150x150.jpgNationalSA News