Zuma loses bid to appeal Hanekom apology ruling

JOHANNESBURG - Former President Jacob Zuma's bid to appeal the Durban High Court's ruling that he apologise to former Minister Derek Hanekom has been dismissed with costs.

The court ordered Zuma to apologise to Hanekom for calling him "a known enemy of the state".

Zuma made the remarks in a tweet earlier this year after it emerged that Hanekom met the EFF to discuss plans to oust the former statesman.

Thursday's ruling in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg served another costly blow to Zuma as he lost yet another case.

He argued in court that his tweet did not cast aspersions on the character and integrity of the former minister.

Zuma was ordered by the court to delete the tweet, saying that his comments were derogatory and false.

The former president will now have to pay the costs from his own pocket.


This article first appeared on EWN : Zuma loses bid to appeal Hanekom apology ruling


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
ANC warns Mboweni to toe party line on Sarb nationalisation

ANC warns Mboweni to toe party line on Sarb nationalisation

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni took to Twitter on Tuesday to ask what the ANC wanted to achieve by nationalising the bank.

Phuthuma Nhleko steps down from MTN board

Phuthuma Nhleko steps down from MTN board

Nhleko was behind the overseeing of an orderly transition of the board, including the establishment of the international advisory board.

ANC names Geoff Makhubo as its candidate for Joburg mayor

ANC names Geoff Makhubo as its candidate for Joburg mayor

City council is today meeting to elect a new mayor for the metro after Herman Mashaba's departure from the office on Wednesday.

Liberty founder Donald Gordon dies

Liberty founder Donald Gordon dies

The financial services company announced Gordon passed away after a short illness.

Andre de Ruyter announced as new Eskom CEO

Andre de Ruyter announced as new Eskom CEO

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan made the announcement on Monday.

ProKid described as a true family man who loved his mom

ProKid described as a true family man who loved his mom

His brother Sandile Mkhize says he promised ProKid that he will continue where he left off.

Popular articles
Meet Whitey Basson (the retail guru who turned Shoprite into a R127bn behemoth)

Meet Whitey Basson (the retail guru who turned Shoprite into a R127bn behemoth)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews the former CEO of Africa’s largest retailer by far.