Why did Zuma appoint a 'spy'?


- sowetanlive.co.za | 4 months ago

ANC national executive committee member Derek Hanekom has accused former president Jacob Zuma of deliberately harming his reputation and anti-apartheid Struggle credentials for alleging that he was a spy.

This is contained in the founding affidavit deposed at the KwaZulu-Natal High Court by Hanekom who is suing Zuma for R500,000 for defamation and reputational damage over a tweet posted on Zuma's official Twitter account where he claimed that Hanekom was a "known enemy agent". In the 116-page affidavit, Hanekom attached 90 pages of evidence to his reputational harm which include tweets by South Africans chastising him as well as Zuma's testimony before the state capture commission of inquiry.

Hanekom said he believed Zuma was hellbent on damaging his reputation as he has refused to remove the false tweet despite several letters sent to his Nkandla homestead and to his lawyers.

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