Possible Conflicting Views Between Zuma & Legal Teams

Written by on 10 May, 2021

By: Lindelani Mbatha

Legal Expert, Mpumelelo Zikalala, says it’s possible that lawyers are dumping former president Jacob Zuma ahead of his Constitutional Court appeal because of the different views they both hold about the case.

In 2017 the North Gauteng High Court ordered Zuma to pay the legal costs in his personal capacity, during his unsuccessful bid to have former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s State of Capture report reviewed and set aside.

A Johannesburg-based law firm, which Zuma appointed in December, has informed the apex court that it is withdrawing from representing the former president.

Last month, Eric Mabuza Attorneys, the law firm which was expected to represent Zuma in his looming fraud, corruption and money laundering criminal trial later this month, has also withdrawn from representing the former leader.

Zikalala elaborates,

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