Duduzane Zuma to appear in court for culpable homicide charges

Duduzane Zuma to appear in court for culpable homicide charges

- Former president Jacob Zuma's son Duduzane Zuma has been summoned to court on charges of culpable homicide

- The young man needs to appear in court on the 12th of July

- Duduzane was involved in a car accident in which 2 other people passed away

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Duduzane Zuma has been summoned to appear in court for culpable homicide on the 12 of July.

The businessman - and son of former president Jacob Zuma - is expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on two charges of culpable homicide.

This is for an accident that happened in February 2014, in which 2 people passed away. Duduzane lost control of his Porsche on the Grayston Drive off-ramp and crashed into a taxi on the M1 highway.

Phumzile Dube died on the scene and Nanki Jeanette Mashaba passed away a few weeks later. Three other passengers in the taxi were injured.

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News24 reports that Duduzane is out of the country and only his lawyer knows exactly where he is.

Gary Mazaham - Duduzane's lawyer - confirmed that he received a summons, but added that he would like to attend his brother's funeral.

Vuzi Zuma passed away on Sunday evening after a short illness, as reported on by Briefly.co.za.

It is not known what the cause of death is, only that Vusi Zuma passed away after a short illness.

The National Prosecuting Authority did not prosecute Duduzane after the accident saying there was not enough evidence.

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In 2015 Magistrate Lalitha Chetty found evidence that Duduzane was negligent and could be held responsible for the deaths. Still, the National Prosecuting Authority did not prosecute.

At the end of 2017, AfriForum gave the National Prosecuting Authority an ultimatum: Prosecute Duduzane or release a nolle prosequi certificate so that former National Prosecuting Authority prosecutor Gerrie Nel can privately prosecute the young man.

In April of this year, the National Prosecuting Authority decided to prosecute Duduzane for culpable homicide.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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