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Derek Hanekom to face Zuma in High Court

Former tourism minister and ANC’s NEC member Derek Hanekom is suing former president Jacob Zuma for defamation following Zuma’s testimony at the Zondo commission of inquiry where he labelled Hanekom a known enemy agent.

The defamation case will be heard at Durban High Court on August 21.

Hanekom says Zuma’s claims has caused damage to his reputation and would continue to so if unchallenged.

According to Business Day Hanekom is suing for R500, 000.

Zuma sent out a tweet, saying he was not surprised by claims Hanekom worked with the EFF to oust him.

He branded him a known enemy agent.

Hanekom served in Zuma’s Cabinet in various positions, the last being tourism minister, despite him being outspoken against the former president and openly voicing concerns over state capture.

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