Former President Jacob Zuma will now have to personally pick up the legal fees incurred in his failed bid to review the Public Protector’s state of capture report.
The High Court in Pretoria has dismissed Zuma’s application for leave to appeal the personal costs order.
A full bench ruled in December 2017 that Zuma was ill-advised and reckless when he took the report on the review.
Eyewitness News (EWN) reporter Barry Bateman has more on the story.
Several months ago he [Zuma] was arguing that what he was doing was expected of somebody in his position that if he had uncertainties about the Public Protectors report, it was behove on him to take this matter up with the court. He disregarded this claim that he was reckless or ill advised.— Barry Bateman, EWN reporter
The court obviously disagreed, it was an application for a leave to appeal the personal cost order that has been released.— Barry Bateman, EWN reporter
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