Jacob Zuma is approaching the Court of Appeal to overturn a court decision, according to which the state is not responsible for his legal costs.
Business Day reports that the court also granted leave to appeal to Zuma against the judgment holding him liable for R10 million in legal costs in his personal capacity.
The cost stems from his failed application to prevent former public protector Thuli Madonsela from issuing a state capture report.
Zuma has now been granted leave to appeal against the earlier decision of the Pretoria High Court whereby the state does not have to pay his legal costs in the corruption trial. The court then ordered Zuma to pay back more than R16m already spent on his legal costs.
Zuma said in court documents that the state must pay his legal fees because the alleged offenses were committed while doing official duties.
Zuma, together with French firearms company Thales, is charged with robbery, fraud, corruption and money laundering.
Zuma had previously failed in his application to stop prosecution against him. A warrant was also issued for his arrest after he failed to show up for his trial. Zuma argued that he was ill, after which the warrant was withdrawn.