Hanekom accepts Zuma’s apology

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Former President Jacob Zuma has fulfilled his promise to adhere to Constitutional and High Court rulings ordering him to publicly apologise to former ANC Disciplinary Committee Chairperson Derek Hanekom.

He did so in a statement on Sunday:

This stems from a social media post by the former President labelling Hanekom an enemy agent. Hanekom has since accepted the apology.

On Friday, the Constitutional Court reaffirmed a Durban High Court ruling. It rejected Zuma’s appeal of the earlier court ruling which ruled he should publicly apologise and withdraw his statement.

Hanekom went to court in reaction to the tweet where he sued Zuma for R500 000.

In reaction to Friday’s court ruling, Hanekom told SABC News he was relieved and feeling good about the outcome.