I never said Hanekom was an apartheid agent, Zuma argues

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- news24.com | 4 weeks ago

Judgment has been reserved in the defamation case between senior ANC leader Derek Hanekom and former president Jacob Zuma.

Hanekom took former president Jacob Zuma to court to the tune of R500 000 for defamation following a tweet on July 25 which Zuma referred to Hanekom as a "known enemy agent". Zuma was reacting to EFF leader Julius Malema's claims that Hanekom conspired with the party to oust him via a motion of no confidence in the National Assembly.

Hanekom's lawyers submitted that to call someone who fought for liberation, an apartheid government a spy was defamatory, false and had caused significant harm to Hanekom's reputation.

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