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- howebusinessdaily.com | 4 weeks ago

Former tourism minister and ANC NEC member Derek Hanekom has called being labelled an enemy agent by former President Jacob Zuma a “premeditated strategy to divert attention from the real work of the Zondo commission to uncover the truth about allegations of corruption and state capture”.

Hanekom said he was “shocked, offended and pained by the events that have unfolded over the last weeks” in a statement released after his legal counsel, Carol Steinberg, argued in the  that Hanekom went to jail for treason because he had in fact served as an ANC spy during the apartheid era and years of political turmoil. Steinberg said an enemy of Zuma was not automatically an enemy of the ANC,  reported earlier.

  READ:  Hanekom is suing Zuma for R500 000 for defamation following a tweet on July 25 in which the former president referred to him as a “known enemy agent”.

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