[WATCH] Zuma takes to Twitter to announce he'll appeal legal costs ruling

Former President Jacob Zuma notes that many leaders in high positions during apartheid were charged, but the state paid for their cases.

Former President Jacob Zuma announces he will appeal a court ruling. Picture: PresJGZuma/Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - Former President Jacob Zuma has taken to Twitter to announce that he will be appealing the ruling by the High Court in Pretoria on his legal costs.

Zuma says he has instructed his lawyers to appeal the judgement by the court which says the state should not be liable for his legal fees.

Earlier this month, the court ruled that the State Attorney’s office recover funds spent on his legal fees.

Dress in a white and gold shirt and black pants while seated on a chair, Zuma says in the video, while he respects the ruling by the court, sometimes evidence presented in a case “needs to be looked at again”.

He notes that many leaders in high positions during apartheid were charged, but the state paid for their cases.

He also says there needs to be consistency in the way these kinds of cases are handled.

It's estimated that Zuma may have to cough up between R15million and R32million for legal bills dating back to 2005.

Leaders from opposition parties have responded to the tweet.