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Zuma apologises to Hanekom for 'known enemy agent' tweet

9 August 2020 4:50 PM
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Former president Jacob Zuma said on his official Twitter account that he “unconditionally withdraws” the allegation.

Former president Jacob Zuma on Sunday afternoon finally apologised to African National Congress veteran Derek Hanekom for accusing him in a tweet of being a “known enemy agent”.

Zuma tweeted a short statement on his official Twitter account, saying he “unconditionally withdraws” the allegation and apologised for making false claims. He also deleted the controversial tweet.

The former statesman said he was following Friday’s ruling of the Constitutional Court.

The ConCourt dismissed with costs Zuma’s bid to overturn a ruling made by the Durban High Court that he defamed Hanekom. The High Court ordered Zuma to delete the remark and apologise on his account.

Zuma said: “On 25 July 2019, I published a tweet which alleges that Derek Hanekom is a known enemy agent. I unconditionally withdraw this allegation and apologise for making it as it is false.”


9 August 2020 4:50 PM
Tags:
Derek Hanekom
High Court
Constitutional Council
Former president Jacob Zuma

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