Former president Jacob Zuma will oppose a court bid to cut his legal funding, in a case that could have major implications for his ability to fight the corruption charges against him. But President Cyril Ramaphosa has yet to indicate whether he will fight the applications brought by the DA to challenge a 2006 "deal" for the state to fund Zuma’s legal costs‚ or will simply abide by the North Gauteng High Court’s decision. The DA has also asked the court to force Zuma to repay the estimated R32.4m already spent on his legal campaign to avoid prosecution. If that order is granted‚ it could be financially devastating for the former president‚ who has already been ordered to personally pay the costs of his disastrous state capture cases.Hours after Zuma appeared in the Durban High Court on corruption charges‚ Ramaphosa’s lawyers officially withdrew his office’s appeal against the state capture judgment, and made it clear Zuma would have to fight the estimated R10m personal costs order ma...

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