Pretoria - The North Gauteng High Court is hearing arguments on an application by former President Jacob Zuma for leave to appeal the R10 million cost order for fees spent on his state capture court cases.
Zuma is challenging a costs order against him handed down by the court in December for his opposition of the public protector's remedial action on the state capture report.
Zuma abandoned his bid to interdict the release of state capture report on the second day of the multi-million-rand court battle, prompting opposition parties to demand Zuma foot the bill for the case himself.
On Thursday, Zuma's his legal representative, Advocate Thabani Masuku said the order of 13 December against Zuma was punitive, but more than that, it called him reckless.
He said Zuma deserved an opportunity to address the conclusions of the high court regarding his conduct.