Presidency to abide by court ruling on Zuma's legal costs

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Presidency says it has filed a notice to abide by the court’s decision on the provision by the state of legal assistance to former president Jacob Zuma.

In March, the Democratic Alliance filed papers at the High Court asking it to set aside a 2006 agreement the Presidency had signed, over legal costs the former president incurred for his criminal prosecution.

On Monday, the Presidency said it filed a notice in the Pretoria High Court to abide by the court’s decision in this matter.

The Presidency said it has indicated that it nevertheless intends to submit an explanatory affidavit to assist the court in understanding the history, legal basis, rationale and processes relating to the provision of this support. –