- The Radical Economic Transformation Champions say they are 100% behind Jacob Zuma
- The group says they will be ready to support him in his upcoming legal battle against ex-minister Derek Hanekom
- This comes as Hanekom sues the former president for alleging that he had been a spy for 'enemy forces'
The RET Champions, known Zuma loyalists, say they are ready to support the former president's latest legal battle.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that former tourism minister Derek Hanekom was suing Jacob Zuma for damages relating to a social media post where the ex-president claims Hanekom had worked as a spy for the apartheid government.
Nkosentsha Shezi, chairperson of the group, says that they were surprised Hanekom would take the matter to court despite admitting he had met with with EFF leaders to oust Zuma.
Shezi claims this is proof that Hanekom perceives himself as superior person and above challenge.
Nevertheless, the RET Champions will be there to support what the veteran politician says the chair:
"What we can say as RET Champions is that we are 100 percent behind Zuma, Derek Hanekom shall meet us in court and we will expose him. You cannot sue a person for calling you a known agent."
When asked by IOL if a large crowd of supporters could be expected, Shezi said they had yet to meet but would be out in full force to stand behind Zuma.
Hanekom is suing the ex-president for defamation, claiming that a social media post has damaged his reputation and will continue to do so until retracted and an apology is issued.
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