JACOB ZUMA ASKED TO REFUND R15 MILLION LEGAL FEES

Former South Africa president, Jacob Zuma has been asked by the North Gauteng High Court to pay back millions the State spent on his legal fees to defend allegations against him over the past few years.

The legal fees come to more than R15 million (about 386 million naira), starting from 2006 when Zuma was prosecuted in the spy tapes case.

Judge Aubrey Ledwaba ordered that civil proceedings must now be instituted against Zuma to recover the amounts paid by the State.

The official opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, brought the application to have Zuma pay back the money, which was later joined by the Economic Freedom Fighters.

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