'Zuma was obligated to seek clarity on state capture report in court'

Jacob Zuma is at the numerous court cases heading into 2018.

Some of these cases include the High Court's decision for Zuma to personally pay for legal costs regarding the Thuli Madonsela's State of Capture report and that he has no grounds to review the report. These sentences were passed earlier this month. Zuma and his legal team are appealing the case.

READ: Cases against President Zuma keep piling up as DA adds perjury to the list

While many view these sentences as a blow, Legal analyst, Paul Ngobeni says that we have to wait for the final outcomes to know this for sure.

He adds that it was Zuma's duty to approach the courts, as there was legal uncertainty surrounding his constitutional obligations.

He is obligated to go to a constitutional court or a higher court and seek clarity on these matters. So it is not a legal blow to him.

Paul Ngobeni, Legal analyst

Ngobeni says that there is no certainty that the court was correct about the state capture ruling. He points out that in the case of Nkandla, the high courts decision was over turned during Zuma's appeal.

Another case that Ngobeni expects will play out in the new year is that of NPA boss Shuan Abrahams allegedly unlawful appointment.

Read: Casac to challenge Zuma's appeal of Abrahams High Court order

Listen to the full interview below:


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