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Guptas state capture loot paid Zuma’s legal bills, Zondo hears.

The Gupta family's money laundering network was so competent that Jacob Zuma's litigation expenses are covered using state capture earnings. Raymond Zondo, Deputy Chief Justice, during the state capture commission at Braamfontein. Neil McCartney (photo)

The Gupta family's laundering money system of corporations was always so comprehensive, the Parliamentary inquiry into State Capture revealed on Tuesday, that Jacob Zuma's legal fees – amounting to hundreds of thousands of rands – were reimbursed from either the revenues of government corruption.

During his testimony before Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, London-based organization Shadow World Investigative researcher Edward Holden, whose organization has been tracing the movement of cash in South Africa because since peak of the Gupta state capture era, offered a summary of numerous payments to Zuma attorneys, led by advocate Matthew Chaskalson.

Holden has said that the proceeds were also used to pay Zuma's late main prosecution counsel Kemp J Kemp throughout Zuma's quest to have the Democratic Alliance's appeal on the arms trade allegations dismissed.


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