Jacob Zuma facing yet another defamation battle - Nyanda sues for R800k

- Siphiwe Nyanda is taking ex-president Jacob Zuma to task over allegations that he had colluded with the apartheid government

- The former minister has brought forward defamation charges against Zuma, seeking R800 000 in damages

- This comes as Derek Hanekom seeks R500 000 in compensation on similar charges with a ruling due to be heard soon

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Ex-minister and military boss Siphiwe Nyanda is adamant that Zuma was lying when he accused him of betraying the struggle for freedom.

The Citizen reports that Nyanda now seeks to obtain R800 000 in damages from the former president, who had claimed the former minister had taken orders from the apartheid police.

Briefly.co.za reported that Derek Hanekom had also taken uBaba to court on similar charges, seeking to obtain R500 000 for a social media post hinting that he had worked as an 'enemy agent'.

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ANC struggle veteran and former spokesperson Mac Maharaj has denied Nyanda's involvement with the former regime, questioning why the former president would appoint a known spy into his Cabinet.

Zuma's spokesperson has yet to respond to this latest set of charges. The former president claimed in court recently that his comments against Hanekom had been referring to the EFF as the 'enemy' in question.

The former minister had admitted to working with the Red Berets in an attempt to see Zuma ousted as president, reports Sunday World.

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