| Hanekom vs Zuma: Judgment in R500k 'known enemy agent' defamation case ...

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Judgment in the defamation case brought by senior ANC leader Derek Hanekom against former president Jacob Zuma is expected in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court on Friday.

Hanekom is suing Zuma to the tune of R500 000 for defamation following a tweet on July 25 in which he referred to Hanekom as a “known enemy agent”. Zuma was reacting to EFF leader Julius Malema‘s claims Hanekom had conspired with the party to oust him via a motion of no confidence in the National Assembly.

In their submission, Hanekom‘s lawyers said to call someone who fought for liberation an apartheid government spy was defamatory, false and had caused significant harm to his reputation.

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