Johannesburg - The State has spent close to R17 million funding former president Jacob Zuma's legal bills, according to the justice department’s recalculated figures.
This amount is an amendment from the R15.3 million that was revealed by President Cyril Ramaphosa in Parliament earlier this year.
The amendment amount was revealed in an affidavit summited by the director-general in the Presidency Dr. Cassius Lubisi to the North Gauteng High Court.
The changes follow a department of justice investigation into the exact amount spent on Zuma's legal fees, which now totals to R16 788 781.
Ramaphosa revealed in Parliament that the state has been funding Zuma’s legal costs since 2006, following Zuma's request that his legal bills be funded by the State.