Military Veterans attempts to enter Kasrils' defamation fray


ANC stalwart Ronnie Kasrils is the latest to call for President Jacob Zuma to step down. The former minister of intelligence says Zuma and the entire ANC leadership have become a liability. PICTURED: RONNIE KASRILS, ANC Veteran

PRETORIA - The North Gauteng High Court heard a defamation case on Monday against Military Veterans boss Kebby Maphatsoe brought by former Intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils.

Kasrils filed summons claiming R1-million, including legal fees, from Maphatsoe for his "false and derogatory statements".



Maphatsoe alleged Kasrils "handpicked" the woman who later accused Zuma of rape in 2005, and "sent" her to lay the charge.




Maphatsoe claimed that Kasrils was anti-ANC after dismissing several uMkhonto we Sizwe soldiers. The MK Veterans Association asked to join the case as the second defendant on Monday.


The case was adjourned early on Monday afternoon and will proceed on Tuesday.