Another legal and financial blow for former president Jacob Zuma.
This after the Constitutional Court struck off the roll – with costs – his attempt to appeal the estimated R10-million cost order against him.
Zuma’s legal representatives – who did not file records linked to the matter or even heads of argument – were not present during proceedings.
The former president was attempting to fight a R10 million cost order awarded against him by the High Court over his attempt to halt the release of former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s State of Capture report in 2016.
Acting Chief Justice Sisi Khampepe said: “This court grants the following order that the matter is struck off the roll with costs. Such costs to include the cost of two counsel who were employed.”