NPA will prosecute Duduzane Zuma for 2014 crash that claimed woman's life

NPA will prosecute Duduzane Zuma for 2014 crash that claimed woman's life

- After dropping charges against Duduzane Zuma in 2015, the NPA has indicated it will prosecute him now

- Zuma stands accused of killing a woman who was travelling in a taxi in 2014 when his car crashed into the vehicle

- The NPA said the former president's son had until March to explain why he shouldn't be prosecuted, but he failed to do so

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On Thursday, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said it will finally prosecute Duduzane Zuma for culpable homicide. gathered that NPA spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaku said Zuma was given until the end of March to explain why he should not be prosecuted.

However, by the end of March, the NPA hadn't received any representations.

Mfaku said the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP ) received the decision of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) of South Gauteng. The prosecution was then directed to be instituted.

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The matter has since been referred to to the DPP to ensure it's enrolled in court.

In February 2014, Phumzile Dube was killed when Zuma's Porsche crashed into a taxi in which she was travelling.

The NPA decided not to prosecute the former president's son in August 2015. This came after Magistrate Lalitha Chetty found, during a formal judicial inquest into the death, that there was prima facie evidence that Dube's death was caused by Zuma's negligent actions.

Chetty, in her judgment at the time, disclosed she didn't use the standard burden of proof, beyond reasonable doubt. She told the court she applied a less stringent standard.

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At the end of 2017, AfriForum gave the NPA an ultimatum. AfroForum said the NPA should prosecute Duduzane or release a nolle prosequi certificate. This certificate is needed for a private prosecution).

If the lobby group got this certificate from the NPA, it would have allowed former NPA prosecutor, Gerrie Nel, to prosecute him.

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