Zuma's lawyer asks NPA to hit pause on prosecution plans to sort out legal bill

Jacob Zuma's legal team has asked the NPA to halt his criminal prosecution until a legal fight over who will pay his legal fees is concluded.

Zuma's lawyer, Michael Hulley, wrote to prosecutions boss Shaun Abrahams asking for the criminal prosecution to be halted.

Hulley first wants to conclude the DA's court action against Zuma, reports EWN's Qaanitah Hunter.

The DA has gone to court to challenge the state's payment of the former president's legal fees.

Read: How much did we pay for Zuma's legal fees? Pundits break it down.

Zuma still wants taxpayers to foot the bill for his ongoing litigation, Hunter explains.

Michael Hulley wants the DA’s case about Jacob Zuma's cost order to first be sorted out by the courts before this particular case continues.

Qaanitah Hunter, EWN political reporter

They don't know how they are going to pay for Zuma's lawyers and attorneys and advocates in this criminal case.

Qaanitah Hunter, EWN political reporter

The DA is also asking the court for the former president to pay some of that money.

Qaanitah Hunter, EWN political reporter

Hunter says it is possible that the NPA will not oppose a postponement and justifies why.

Take a listen to the full EWN update:


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