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Zuma's legal fees R1.4m more than initially announced

The Presidency has confirmed that Zuma's legal costs now stand at R16.7 million; R1.4 million more than initially announced.

FILE: Former South African President Jacob Zuma appeared in the Durban High Court on 8 June 2018. He is charged with 16 counts that include fraud‚ corruption and racketeering. Picture: Felix Dlangamandla/Pool

CAPE TOWN - Former President Jacob Zuma's personal legal fees are slightly more than initially announced.

The Presidency has confirmed that Zuma's legal costs now stand at R16.7 million; R1.4 million more than initially announced.

In March, President Cyril Ramaphosa informed the National Assembly that Zuma's bill stands at R15.3 million.

Ramaphosa's now written to Speaker Baleka Mbete to revise the figure, saying the additional costs came to light while preparing documents for litigation.

The Democratic Alliance is headed to court in early November to challenge agreements by the state to foot Zuma's legal bills in criminal matters against him.