Former president Jacob Zuma was ordered to pay damages and apologise to the former minister after being found guilty of defamation.
Former president Jacob Zuma has reportedly applied for leave to appeal the ruling that he should pay for damages and apologise to former minister and ANC national official advisory committee (NEC) member Derek Hanekom for calling the latter a “known enemy agent” in a tweet.
Towards the beginning of September, the High Court in Pietermaritzburg decided that Zuma’s tweet calling Hanekom a“known enemy agent” was defamatory and false.
Zuma was given 24 hours to bring down the tweet. Hanekom was seeking half a million rand.
Journalist reported that Zuma failed to comply with the order of the court and rather filed an application to appeal the ruling