ANC should deal with Hanekom spy claims, not courts - Zuma

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Former president Jacob Zuma says former tourism minister Derek Hanekom's defamation case against him, instituted after Zuma tweeted that Hanekom was a "known enemy agent", is a matter the ANC should deal with - not the courts, Business Day reports.

Hanekom is suing the former president for R500 000 for defamation, News24 reported on August 13.  According to Business Day, Zuma filed papers in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban on Wednesday in which he said: "Hanekom's anxiety about his professed role in the anti-apartheid struggle, whether or not this role was duplicitous and whether he was an apartheid plant within ANC structures, is misplaced in these proceedings.

"Zuma then states that "it is a matter best left to the African National Congress and how it seeks to deal with those within its ranks that may have sold out their own comrades.

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