President Jacob Zuma's daughter has lost her legal battle to retain luxurious overseas holiday trips and security expenses at her ongoing divorce battle against an affluent businessman.

The president's daughter, who cannot be named for legal reasons, lost out on an extra R700000 for overseas trips and R10000 per month for private security as part of the interim maintenance by her super-rich husband.

ONE of President Jacob Zuma s daughters is embroiled in a bitter divorce involving a multimillion-rand estate. And the dispute has also spread to the monthly maintenance she is demanding, amounting to almost R120 000.The husband, a wealthy businessman, had offered to pay R67 000 a month toward the maintenance of their Joburg home. His defence was that the woman was financially independent because she had recently paid for a R280 000 vacation for six people in Mauritius. Another dispute emanating from the bling divorce, playing out in the South Gauteng High Court, involved an 8-seater private jet and a fleet of luxury cars, including a Porsche 911 Turbo, Range Rover, Mercedez Benz GL, Mercedez Benz E500 and a Ferrari California.

According to the husband s affidavit, there are also two plush properties located in an affluent suburb of Joburg and in East London that are also at stake. Luxurious watches, including a R200 000 Cartier Roadster and a Breitling valued at R70 000, were also part of the divorce war. But the husband told the court that the timepieces were his for keeps because he had received them as gifts from the president s daughter.
According to court papers, the couple disagreed over the use of the family trust account, and the husband accused the wife of withdrawing nearly R100 000 from it without his permission. The documents also showed that the couple were able to afford the help of two qualified nurses to help them in their homes. In his affidavit, the husband disputed claims by the wife that one of the causes of their divorce was because of infidelity that led to his fathering a child out of wedlock.- See more at: