Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane during the party's proposed new presidential handbook reveal in Rosebank on September 15, 2016 in Johannesburg.
JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance is laying charges of perjury against President Jacob Zuma.
It says Zuma owes millions in legal fees after fighting a losing case for a review of the public protector’s State of Capture report.
"[Wednesday], in the context of the unfolding drama that is taking place in South Africa, was a very historic day. It’s a day the judiciary drew a line in the sand to help us charter a way forward as South Africans," says Mmusi Maimane, the DA leader.
"The very significant thing is that Jacob Zuma is now a man liable for legal fees of R6-million and today we’re going to open a case to charge him with perjury."
The high court in Pretoria dismissed with costs Zuma&39;s application for an order reviewing and setting aside the Public Protector&39;s State of Capture report and her finding that a judicial commission of inquiry be instituted into state capture, under a judge nominated by the chief justice.