- BLF is playing the blame game and claiming that Duduzane Zuma is the victim of attempts to divert attention away from the land debate
- The organisation claims Zuma is the target of a political vendetta by Cyril Ramaphosa, white monopoly capital and land thieves such as AfriForum
- BLF said the judicial process had been skewed by political hatred for the Zuma family
Black First Land First (BLF) has come out in support of former president Jacob Zuma’s controversial son Duduzane Zuma. BLF said the charges of culpable homicide levelled against Zuma were nothing more than an attempt to divert attention away from the land debate.
BLF said Zuma was the victim of a political vendetta led by President Cyril Ramaphosa and his government which had come under pressure from white monopoly capital, land thieves such as AfriForum and even Pravin Gordhan.
BLF announced it would hold a #FreeDuduzane march on Thursday which would end outside the Randburg Magistrate’s Court. Zuma is due to appear in the court later on Thursday to face two charges of culpable homicide.
BLF slammed the charges against Zuma and said the judicial process had been skewed by hatred of the Zuma family in South Africa.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Zuma has been charged with the wrongful death of Phumzile Dube in a 2014 road accident. Zuma’s sports car crashed into a minibus taxi on the M1. A second passenger from the taxi is believed to have passed away from her injuries a couple of weeks after the accident.
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) decided not to prosecute Zuma in a controversial decision reached in August of 2015.
TimesLive.co.za reported that the NPA backtracked on its original decision after former state prosecutor Gerrie Nel and his private prosecution team at AfriForum announced it would seek a private prosecution against Zuma.
Nel was pleased when the NPA reversed its original decision and said he believed the state had a very strong case against Zuma. Nel said he hoped the families of the victims would receive better treatment from the NPA on the second attempt.
Nel claimed that the families were not informed that charges against Zuma had been dropped.
BLF hit back at these claims and said the families were being used to settle political scores and to draw attention away from the process of returning land to black people. BLF conceded that the families deserved justice for the unjust loss of life.
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