There was drama at the Durban Magistrate’s Court yesterday, 18th August as former South African President, Jacob Zuma was dragged before the court by his third wife, Tobeka Madiba over housekeeping money.
The former President was represented in court by his advocate Nqabayethu Buthelezi in a trial which was held in-camera, and whose proceedings were maintained in high secrecy.
Mr Zuma was accused among others of neglecting the upkeep of his 14-year old daughter since he split from his 3rd wife, a claim which was strongly refuted by the former President’s advocates.
Arguing at the Durban Magistrate Court, head of Zuma’s legal team Eric Mabuza denied the claim of him not paying for the upkeep of his 14-year-old daughter.
The hearing, however, ended without a final settlement. After the hearing which was held in-camera, Zuma’s legal representatives – Advocate Nqaba Buthelezi and Advocate Rudolph Mbalula refused to comment.
Tobeka also did not comment after the hearing as she was whisked away by members of the presidential protection unit, using a back exit.
Tobeka Madiba Zuma, the wife of former @PresJGZuma leaves maintenance court. She is claiming maintenance from the former President. Security and a court official was insistent that media make way for her and backed us up by a few metres before she exited. @News24 @TeamNews24 pic.twitter.com/OV9johRwdO
— Kaveel Singh (@kaveels) August 18, 2020