Don’t criticise me, says Zuma in last-ditch bid to escape legal fees
He tells Supreme Court of Appeal it is his constitutional right to ask the state to cover his legal costs
Former president Jacob Zuma says the courts should “never” criticise or condemn him for his numerous legal bids to challenge the corruption case against him – and has slammed the high court ruling that cut the state funding of his criminal defence costs as an unfair violation of his constitutional rights.
“I should never be criticised or condemned by the courts for lawfully exercising my constitutional rights. I therefore dispute and deny that I was litigating for the sake of it,” Zuma states in an application to appeal that ruling.
The papers were filed at the Supreme Court of Appeal on Monday...