Former president Jacob Zuma, who has said he needed to sell items of clothing to pay the lawyers fighting his corruption case, is set to have spy allegations against one of his former colleagues tested in court.

Derek Hanekom, whom Zuma appointed to various positions in his administration, including science and technology and tourism, is suing the former leader of the ANC and the country for R500,000 after he accused him of being an apartheid spy.

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