Jacob Zuma despatched an apology to Derek Hanekom over defamatory tweet

The previous statesman tweeted a brief assertion on his official Twitter account on Sunday, saying he ‘unconditionally withdraws’ the allegation and apologised for making false claims

Jacob Zuma, former President lastly tendered an apology on Sunday to African Nationwide Congress (ANC) – veteran Derek Hanekom, for accusing him in a tweet of being a “recognized enemy agent.”

Zuma tweeted a brief assertion on his official Twitter account, saying he “unconditionally withdraws” the allegation and apologised for making false claims. He additionally deleted the controversial tweet.

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The previous statesman stated he was following Friday’s ruling of the Constitutional Court docket.

The ConCourt dismissed with prices Zuma’s bid to overturn a ruling made by the Durban Excessive Court docket that he defamed Hanekom.

The Excessive Court docket ordered Zuma to delete the comment and apologise on his account.

“Mr Hanekom wrote the next message asking the courts to drive me to say it as it’s written. The Excessive Court docket agreed that I ought to say it. I’m now saying it as it’s:”

‘On 25 July 2019, I revealed a tweet which alleges that Derek Hanekom is a recognized enemy agent. I unconditionally withdraw this allegation and apologise for making it as it’s false,’” Zuma stated.

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