ANC 'respects Hanekom's right' to go after Zuma for 'known enemy agent' tweet

- | 4 months ago

The ANC says it respects and acknowledges national executive committee (NEC) member Derek Hanekom's bid to sue its former president Jacob Zuma.

The former cabinet minister is seeking R500 000 against Zuma for defamation, following a tweet from the former president’s twitter account claiming Hanekom was a "known enemy agent". The matter is due to be heard on August 21, where Zuma will be expected to provide evidence to support his claim.

His tweet was in response to claims made by EFF leader Julius Malema that Hanekom conspired with their party to have Zuma removed, through a motion of no confidence in the National Assembly in 2017.

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