Hanekom hauls Zuma to court over spy allegations

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- sowetanlive.co.za | 7 days ago

ANC heavyweight and former cabinet minister Derek Hanekom is hauling former president Jacob Zuma to court for defamation, the Business Day reported.

Hanekom is suing Zuma for R500,000 and also wants him to delete a tweet he posted on his official Twitter account where he claimed that Hanekom was a “known enemy agent”. The tweet, sent out last month, came after EFF leader Julius Malema said that Hanekom plotted with his party to remove Zuma from power through a motion of no confidence.

Hanekom has taken issue with Zuma’s tweet as he says it is linked to his testimony before the state capture commission of inquiry in which he said there were several people including former cabinet ministers General Siphiwe Nyanda and Ngoako Ramatlhodi who infiltrated the ANC during apartheid to execute a character assassination plan against him.

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