Former President Jacob Zuma is not entitled to state funding in his legal battles. The High Court i...

Former President Jacob Zuma is not entitled to state funding in his legal battles. The High Court in Pretoria made the ruling this morning. The DA filed papers in March this year, asking the High Court to set aside


a 2006 agreement that the Presidency signed for the state to pay Zuma's legal costs in criminal prosecutions against him. He faces 16 charges of fraud, corruption, money laundering and racketeering stemming from 783 alleged payments to him in relation to the 1990s arms deal. Deputy Judge President, Aubrey Ledwaba, delivered this morning's judgment: "It is declared that the state is not liable for the legal costs incurred by Mr Jacob Gedleyehlekisa Zuma in his personal


capacity in his criminal prosecutions instituted against him in any civil litigation related or incidental thereto and for any other associated costs."

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