Taxing time: Judges sock it to Zuma – again

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Taxing time: Judges sock it to Zuma – again

He's lost a challenge to the ruling that he must pay his own corruption trial costs - but he does get a Zondo breather

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Former President Jacob Zuma, who has said he was so short of money that he needed to sell his socks, lost his latest court bid to challenge a ruling that he must repay more than R16m spent by the state on his attempts to avoid facing trial on corruption charges.

Taxpayers will, however, still cover costs related to the Zondo commission.

Three Pretoria High Court judges – led by Deputy Judge President Aubrey Ledwaba – on Friday dismissed Zuma’s attempt last week to seek leave to appeal their ruling that he was not entitled to state funding of his defence costs. ..

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