Zuma's legal adviser paid R700 an hour

2013-10-21 22:06
President Jacob Zuma (Picture: Die Burger)

President Jacob Zuma (Picture: Die Burger)

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Cape Town - Michael Hulley, the lawyer who helped get corruption charges dropped against President Jacob Zuma in 2009, is being paid close to R700 an hour for providing legal advice to Zuma.

In a written reply to a parliamentary question by DA MP James Selfe, Zuma did not refer to Hulley by name, but said "the person" worked on a part-time basis as his special adviser.

"The person is employed on a part-time basis and there is thus no fixed annual remuneration," Zuma said.

"He is paid per hours worked at the rate of R693.77 per hour."

In a statement later, Selfe said he would submit follow-up questions to determine exactly how much taxpayers had forked out to pay for both Hulley's legal fees in representing the president in court and as his adviser.

"It is clear that in his determination to avoid facing over 700 charges of fraud and corruption and his countless attempts at evading the courts, President Zuma seems quite content to have his substantial and ever increasing legal bill being passed on to ordinary South Africans," Selfe said.

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