South Africa’s embattled former President Jacob Zuma will have to pay back the money provided for his legal fees.
The state has paid between $1m (£90,000) and $2.2m in legal costs for Mr Zuma over the past decade.
A High Court ruling has instructed the state attorney to recover the money.
In addition, Mr Zuma will also have to find the money to pay his lawyers in his ongoing corruption case, which has been adjourned until May next year.
The state has been footing the bill for Mr Zuma’s legal fees since 2006 – when charges of corruption were first laid against him.