Former president Jacob Zuma says Derek Hanekom’s urgent defamation case against him — over Zuma’s tweeted claims that the former minister is a “known enemy agent” — is not a matter for the courts, but should instead be dealt with by the ANC. 

In papers filed at the Durban high court on Wednesday, Zuma said: “Hanekom’s anxiety about his professed role in the anti-apartheid struggle, whether or not this role was duplicitous and whether he was an apartheid plant within ANC structures, is misplaced in these proceedings.

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