Tuesday, 13 August 2019 10:10

The ANC national executive committee (NEC) member Derek Hanekom is suing former president Jacob Zuma for half a million rand following a tweet declaring that he was a “known enemy agent”

Former president added his former minister, Derek Hanekom, to his list of spies, tweeting that Hanekom "is a known enemy agent".

Zuma said he was not surprised by revelations from EFF leader Julius Malema that Hanekom worked with the EFF to help remove him through a vote of no confidence. 

Zuma took to Twitter to weigh in on the matter after ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule called Hanekom a "charlatan" and "wedge-driver".

“It is part of the plan I mentioned at the Zondo commission. Derek Hanekom is a known enemy agent,” Zuma tweeted.

Former president appeared before the state capture commission of inquiry, headed by deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo, where he claimed his removal from office was informed by intelligence forces. 

He also claimed that those who spoke out against him, like former head of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Siphiwe Nyanda and former minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi, were apartheid spies.