South Africa 16.4.2018 04:58 pm

R24 million spent on Zuma cases since 2009 – Masutha

Former President Jacob Zuma appears at the Durban High Court on charges of corruption and fraud. Picture: Felix Dlangamandla/Pool

Former President Jacob Zuma appears at the Durban High Court on charges of corruption and fraud. Picture: Felix Dlangamandla/Pool

The justice and constitutional development minister says his department has five files regarding legal matters against Zuma.

Over 24 million in taxpayers money has been spent on legal fees for former president Jacob Zuma since 2009, a written reply from Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Michael Masutha revealed today.
 
In the written reply, Masutha reveals five files in his department’s possession regarding legal matters against Zuma.
The cases include the fraud, corruption, money laundering and racketeering case related to the arms deal, which has since been reinstated. The amount involved here is  R15.3 million, while Zuma’s failed attempt at challenging a Public Protector’s report into security upgrades at his private KwaZulu-Natal homestead cost the State almost R3.2 million with five advocates having been used to defend the controversial former president.
 
The Justice department spent almost R2 million on Zuma challenging a high court judgement that the appointment of prosecutions boss Shaun Abrahams was unlawful.
 
African News Agency (ANA)

 

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