The DA’s lawyers have been informed that former president Jacob Zuma will seek leave to appeal the North Gauteng high court judgment that ordered him to pay back the money already incurred in his fighting charges of corruption, fraud and money laundering over the past decade The court found that the agreement between Zuma and the Presidency, whereby the state would cover the legal costs incurred by Zuma in his personal capacity, was invalid. Zuma was ordered to pay back millions of rands of taxpayer’s money already spent on his legal costs. So far, the state has paid between R15m and R32m in legal costs for Zuma. DA federal council chair James Selfe said on Wednesday that the DA would launch an application in terms of Section 18 of the Superior Courts Act to have the high court judgment take immediate effect “to prevent any more taxpayer money being squandered on Zuma’s frivolous legal appeals. “The DA is of the view that the high court judgment must remain in effect, irrespective o...

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