- Advocate Gerrie Nel believes the National Prosecuting Authority has a strong case against Duduzane Zuma
- The NPA has reopened a case of culpable homicide against former president Jacob Zuma’s controversial son
- Duduzane has been summoned to appear in court on 12 July.
Former state prosecutor Advocate Gerrie Nel believes the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has a strong case against former president Jacob Zuma’s controversial son Duduzane Zuma. The NPA has reopened a case of culpable homicide against Duduzane Zuma.
The NPA overturned its earlier decision not to proceed with the case against Duduzane after Nel and his private prosecution team at AfriForum announced it would privately prosecute the controversial businessman.
The case against Duduzane revolves around a car accident between him and a taxi on the M1 freeway in 2014. The accident led to the deaths of Phumzile Dube and Nanki Mashaba.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Nel said he hoped the families of the two victims would receive justice and better treatment from the NPA.
Nel said the families were not even aware that the NPA had dropped the case against Duduzane while the NPA informed Duduzane about its decision on the same day it made the decision.
Thesouthafrican.com reported that Duduzane has been summoned to appear in the South Gauteng High Court on 12 July. The NPA said if he fails to appear before the court a warrant of arrest will be issued against him.
Nel said he was ‘chuffed’ that his team’s work had led to the NPA reconsidering its original decision. He made it clear that he felt the state had a very strong case and stood a good chance of securing a conviction.
Duduzane’s lawyer Gary Mazaham confirmed that he had received a summons for his client to appear in court on 12 July. Mazaham said he could not comment on whether Duduzane would appear in court.
Mazaham said he had received no instructions from his client in regards with the matter, he added that personally, he could not foresee any reason why Duduzane would not comply with the summons.
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