The decision marks the first time a president has been ordered to personally pay for court costs in South Africa and further embarrasses Zuma after he was forced last year to repay 7.8 million rand ($570,000) of taxpayers money spent on his private residence. Zuma is due to step down as leader of the ruling African National Congress this weekend and as national president in 2019.
The court rejected all arguments by President Jacob Zuma that he alone can establish the commission and ordered him to pay the cost of the case, Judge Dunstan Mlambo said on Wednesday in Pretoria, on behalf of a full bench. Then Public Protector Thuli Madonsela had said that Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng should set up the inquiry, rather than Zuma, as the president had a conflict of interests.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is confined to his home in Harare but is otherwise fine, South African President Jacob Zuma said. Zuma, who is also chairman of the Southern African Development Community, spoke to Mugabe earlier on Wednesday after the country’s armed forces seized power in a move it says is needed to stave off a violent conflict. Zuma’s government is also in contact with the Zimbabwean Defence Force, South Africa’s presidency said in an emailed statement.
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Selecting a term
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