'I haven't yet called Hanekom an apartheid spy': Zuma

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- city-press.news24.com | 4 weeks ago

Former president Jacob Zuma has labelled the urgent defamation court application against him by former tourism minister Derek Hanekom as “misplaced and premature” because he is “yet to mention him as an apartheid spy”.

In his answering affidavit to the urgent application, which was heard at the KwaZulu-Natal division of the High Court on Friday, Zuma argued that Hanekom had misconstrued his tweet in his haste to associate his tweet about him with his sentiments before the Zondo commission, which is looking into allegations of state capture. “My affidavit seeks to oppose the relief sought by Hanekom and correct some of his misconceptions about my statements about which he complains,” says the former president.

Zuma argued that “Hanekom wrongfully combines his utterances at the Zondo commission – where he labeled former ministers Ngoako Ramatlhodi and Siphiwe Nyanda as spies placed in the ANC – with his tweet, in which he calls Hanekom “a known enemy agent”.

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