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President Zuma must pay R6 million in legal expenses


Democratic Alliance (DA) says they will pressurise President Jacob Zuma to pay up legal costs.

This follows the judgment by North Gauteng High Court requesting him to cover for his constant and frivolous litigation.

DA Leader Mmusi Maimane said in a statement on Thursday, the expenses are assessed at R6 million.

Judge Dustan Mlambo on Wednesday requested President Zuma to pay the legal expenses of his fizzled endeavor to forbid the release of the previous Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s State Capture report, and in addition the expenses of the fizzled review procedures.

The decision is a continuation of Zuma’s application attempting to square past Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s remedial action which recommended President to develop a Judicial Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, headed by a judge picked by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.

“It is our view that the President must pay back this cash, he should do as such within 30 days, and he should table his confirmation of installment in Parliament by no later than January 31, 2018,” said Maimane.

This figure said Maimane bargains a gauge of R4.45 million for litigants and R1.5 million paid to his own legal team.

Maimane said DA will pressurise President Zuma to pay these expenses since unsuitable that the citizens of South Africa ought to need to get the tab for his silly prosecution.

Executive Ethics Code

Maimane said the Public Protector met a thorough rundown of witnesses and discovered that there is at first sight proof of breach of the Executive Ethics Code by the President.

Public Protector was unable to come to a conclusive finding as to whether there was a definitive breach of the Code by the President.

“In this way, this must form part of the terms of reference of the Commission of Inquiry to be set up by January 12, 2018. If it fails, the DA will seek legal advice on whether it can be reviewed and brought in line with the findings of Public Protector’s report,”said Mainane

Perjury Charges

Maimane said the President continued to take legal action preventing the release of the Report, despite realising that it had been finalised, is further evidence of his perjury.

“Along these lines, by all appearances prove exists to help the claim that President Zuma has carried out the wrongdoing of perjury, which must be additionally explored by the police,” said Maimane.

Maimane said DA will hand over an oath to the police and laying criminal allegations of perjury against President Zuma later on Thursday.


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