Contained in the leaked emails is an itemised billing spreadsheet Mazaham sent to Zuma which shows he paid Polo Dimeo of Trafficwize R25 000 for his services which included collecting information from Johannesburg Metro Police officers and paying the fines.
According to the bill‚ Mazaham charged Zuma for a few hours he spent preparing a defence for the fines in case the prosecutor‚ Yusuf Baba‚ brought it up during the inquest.
It is on the same spreadsheet that Mazaham mentions the warrants of arrest.
On 19 August 2014 he writes the following:
"Preliminary discussion with Mr P Dimeo an requesting that he obtain a full printout of all traffic transgressions of client. Obtaining detailed schedule from him in terms of traffic infringements and determining three non-admission of guilt recordals with warrants of arrest."
And again on 7 October Mazaham writes:
"Paid P Dimeo agreed prescribed fee‚ inclusive of disbursements of R7000 for purposes of settling three non-admission of guilt fines and to ensure withdrawal of warrants of arrest."
The speeding fines however‚ never featured during the inquest‚ which got underway in November 2014.
According to the Justice Project SA website‚ non-admission of guilt (NAG) fines are issued when a driver contravenes Section 35 of the National Road Traffic Act – offenses that will usually result in a driver being arrested on the spot if stopped by a traffic official.
Among the offences under Section 35 of the act‚ a motorist would be issued a NAG fine for exceeding the speed limit on a freeway by more than 40km/h and in urban areas by more than 30km/h.
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and reckless and negligent driving also fall under this section of the act.