Zuma's lawyers say state should cover his legal costs

Somila Nkosana
12 November 2016
President Jacob Zuma’s lawyers say the state should pay for his legal costs in the unsuccessful prohibition against the release of the State of Capture report.

The president’s lawyers filed papers in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Friday.
Zuma had a dramatic ‘change of mind’ in his bid to prevent the release of the report by withdrawing his urgent application on the second day of the hearing earlier this month.

The Democratic Alliance, Economic Freedom Fighters and other political parties urged the court to order him to pay for the legal costs out of his own pocket.