Zuma gets extra R20m to cover legal costs
The Treasury has given President Jacob Zuma an extra R20 million to cover his legal costs
A document released on Thursday by the Treasury stated that presidency would receive an extra R28 million, R20 million of which would go towards "legal and executive service costs" according to the Saturday Star.
Chairman of Parliament's Standing Committee on public accounts (Scopa) Themba Godi said his committee had requested a breakdown of the legal costs, but was unsuccessful.
The committee had a meeting with Treasury officials three months ago regarding unauthorised expenditure in three departments, including the presidency.
Godi said government did not have a "bottomless pit of cash" and that it all boiled down to poor planning.
"One would expect the office of the president to lead by example," he told the newspaper.
"But I understand there might have been unavoidable circumstances."