Nyanda confirms court action against Zuma over 'spy' claim

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25th August 2019, 23:40 GMT+10Former government minister and South African National Defence Force general Siphiwe Nyanda will be joining the queue to sue his former comrade Jacob Zuma over a claim that Nyanda was an apartheid spy.

"Yes, they [his legal team] have lodged papers," Nyanda told News24 on Sunday. He would not elaborate, but SowetanLive reported that Nyanda is suing for defamation, and wants R800 000 compensation and an apology in the application reportedly brought to the Gauteng South High Court.

Former cabinet minister and ANC member Derek Hanekom is suing Zuma for R500 000 for defamation, after the former president tweeted that Hanekom was a "known enemy agent".

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