- Ngoako Ramatlhodi and Siphiwe Nyanda may join Derek Hanekom in suing Jacob Zuma
- Zuma had also accused Ramatlhodi and Nyanda of being apartheid spies
- Ramatlhodi says he has spoken to Hanekom about joining his suit against the former president
Former ministers Ngoako Ramatlhodi and Siphiwe Nyanda are expected to side with Derek Hanekom in his case against Jacob Zuma.
Hanekom is suing the former president for defamation after Zuma accused him of being an "apartheid spy".
Ramatlhodi and Nyanda, who have also been on the receiving end of criticism by Zuma, are now considering joining in with Hanekom.
Hanekom is suing Zuma for R500 000 and filed court documents with the Durban High Court earlier this month, Briefly.co.za has gathered. According to News24, Ramatlhodi and Nyanda have discussed the possibility of joining in the civil litigation against the former president.
They would be suing Zuma on similar grounds to Hanekom as Zuma reportedly accused them of being spies as well. Zuma alleged that Ramatlhodi was a spy after Ramatlhodi accused Zuma of having sold his presidential authority to the Guptas, City Press has reported.
Additionally, Zuma alleged that Nyanda had worked as a spy for the apartheid police.
Mac Maharaj, a former spokesperson for Zuma, said that this claim could certainly cause more headaches for Zuma if it turns out to be true.
In an interview with the Sunday Times, Maharaj suggested that Zuma would need to be indicted as well if turned out Nyanda was a spy, as Zuma "had that information and did nothing to protect the organisation and the struggle".
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