Zuma has to apologise to Hanekom, says court, but he refuses to give in
Judge says Zuma insulted Hanekom, saying his entire life had been ‘duplicitous’ and describing him as the antithesis of a struggle activist
Former president Jacob Zuma has lost an appeal bid against a ruling that it was defamatory to call Derek Hanekom a “known enemy agent” – but he has vowed to fight this all the way to the Supreme Court of Appeal.
The Durban High Court this week heard arguments in his application for leave to appeal a ruling by Judge Dhaya Pillay, who in September said he should remove the tweet and apologise publicly to the former cabinet minister.
She also interdicted him from publishing any further statement “that implies that Hanekom is or was an enemy agent or apartheid spy”, but said this did not apply to future evidence Zuma might give at the Zondo commission into state capture...