Zuma scores a win in fight over Thuli’s R10m klap
And he’s expected to air his gripes again about his failed litigation over her state capture report
After a string of expensive legal losses, former president Jacob Zuma has scored a potentially significant victory: he has persuaded the Supreme Court of Appeal to hear his challenge to the estimated R10m personal costs order granted against him in his failed state capture report litigation.
It is likely Zuma will use this hearing to again ventilate his arguments that the state capture inquiry was established in an unconstitutional manner – because he, as president at the time, was not allowed to choose the judge who would preside over the commission.
Three Pretoria High Court judges, led by judge president Dunstan Mlambo, had refused Zuma the right to appeal the personal costs order granted against him, after he tried and failed to interdict the release of then public protector Thuli Madonsela’s State of Capture report and then to challenge her remedial action...