WATCH: Court dismisses Zuma's application for leave to appeal

The legal wrangle between former President Jacob Zuma and former minister Derek Hanekom is back in court today.

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PIETERMARITZBURG - The legal wrangle between former president Jacob Zuma and former minister Derek Hanekom was back in court on Thursday.

Zuma's bid for leave to appeal the judgment was dismissed with costs.

Judge Dhaya Pillay stated an appeal had no chance of success in a higher court.

WATCH: Zuma fights Hanekom court order

The Pietermaritzburg High Court court previously found Zuma's tweet about Hanekom was false and defamatory.

It ordered Zuma to delete the post in which he'd claimed that Hanekom was an enemy agent.

The court also ordered the former president to publicly apologise.

He did not complied with the order.

READ: Zuma ordered to apologise to Hanekom within 24 hours

Hanekom approached the court, saying the allegation damaged his reputation.

Zuma, however, insisted the post was taken out of context.

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