| Zuma's former spin doctor Mac Maharaj backs Hanekom suing ex-president

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Mac Maharaj, who once did Jacob Zuma‘s bidding as his presidential spokesperson, has backed Derek Hanekom and Siphiwe Nyanda, both of whom have been accused of being agents and spies by their former ANC leader.

Maharaj was speaking to on Tuesday, just hours after it was revealed that Hanekom had filed papers in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban, seeking to have Zuma‘s comments about him on Twitter declared defamatory and false. On July 25, the former president tweeted that he was not surprised by statements Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema had made about Hanekom, revealing the ANC national executive committee member had met the red berets in 2017 to discuss ousting Zuma as president.

On July 24, , but said there was nothing untoward about the meeting.

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