EFF WELCOMES THE HIGH COURT RULING THAT ZUMA MUST BE PERSONALLY LIABLE FOR HIS LEGAL FEES
Thursday, 13 December, 2018
The EFF welcomes the Gauteng North High Court ruling that Jacob Zuma, must be personally liable for his legal fees. This judgement is a milestone in a greater and broader effort, to save taxpayers' money from politicians who occupy public office, and use state resources to fight legal battles for engaging in questionable conduct for private, personal gain.
The criminal prosecution that Zuma faces, relates to conduct that has nothing to do with the public mandate he had, when he was either deputy president or head of state.
We welcome the judgment, hoping that many in the public office will learn that the state is not obliged to pay their legal costs, as long as the legal troubles they face have nothing to do with public interests.
Statement issued by the Economic Freedom Fighters, 13 December 2018