The Constitutional Court should allow former president Jacob Zuma to challenge the ruling that he defamed his former tourism  minister, Derek Hanekom, by calling him a “known enemy agent”, because the judgment was akin to silencing robust debate, his lawyer said.

Hanekom was one of a few high-profile ANC members to publicly call for Zuma to step down as president of the ANC and the country as his leadership became increasingly mired in accusations of state capture.  

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