Political parties welcome ruling for Zuma to no longer be funded by taxpayer’s

Opposition parties have welcomed the Supreme Court of Appeal’s ruling against former President Jacob Zuma.

Zuma has been fighting to remain on the taxpayer’s bill to pick up his personal legal costs for his corruption trial.

But the Supreme Court has agreed with an earlier High Court judgement that there was no legal basis for this.

From his own pocket, the former president will have to pay back an estimated R25 million which was used to cover his defence costs.