Hanekom vs Zuma: 'We must stand united against peddling of lies'

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- news24.com | 2 weeks ago

Wanton violence follows false allegations, ANC veteran Derek Hanekom said as he welcomed the court ruling that former president Jacob Zuma's statement that he was "a known enemy agent" is defamatory.

On Friday, Judge Dhaya Pillay of the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban declared that Zuma's publication of the tweet describing Hanekom as a "known enemy agent" was unlawful. She ordered him to remove the tweet and publish an apology on his Twitter account.

Hanekom asked that Zuma pay R500 000 in damages, but the court will make a determination of the damages to be paid later.

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