Former South African president Jacob Zuma has failed in his bid to challenge a court ruling that cut government funding of his corruption trial legal fees and must now pay back a legal bill estimated at some R25 million. News24 reports that the Supreme Court of Appeal found that it would be “just and equitable” for Zuma to pay back the taxpayers’ money spent on his legal fees after the State Attorney determines exactly how much he owes. The SCA also ruled that Zuma must be hit with a punitive costs order for attacking the judges who had ruled against him as being biased against him.