BLF leader claims Duduzane being persecuted because he is Jacob Zuma’s son

BLF leader claims Duduzane being persecuted because he is Jacob Zuma’s son

- BLF leader Andile Mngxitama has claimed Duduzane Zuma is being unfairly persecuted and targeted because he is the son of former president Jacob Zuma

- Mngxitama lashed out at AfriForum for targeting Duduzane and said it was a racist organisation

- The comments come after Duduzane’s culpable homicide case was postponed on Thursday

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Black First Land First (BLF) leader Andile Mngxitama has claimed that Duduzane Zuma has been unfairly targeted and persecuted because he is the son of former president Jacob Zuma.

Mngxitama lashed out at AfriForum and said the organisation was racist and went after Duduzane purely based on who his father was.

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Mngxitama made the comments after Duduzane’s culpable homicide case was postponed to the end of October in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

Briefly.co.za gathered that the outspoken and somewhat controversial Mngxitama has in recent months aligned himself with Jacob Zuma and has publicly supported the former president at all of his court appearances.

This support has now spilt over to support Zuma’s son Duduzane. EWN.co.za reported that Mngxitama lashed out at AfriForum as being the cause behind Duduzane being prosecuted on charges of culpable homicide.

The younger Zuma faces charges related to a traffic accident in which his sports car collided with a taxi in Johannesburg during 2014.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) initially decided not to prosecute Zuma for the accident in which one of the taxi occupants was killed.

AfriForum’s private prosecutions unit led by Gerrie Nel announced earlier this year that it intended to prosecute the matter privately. This led to a rethink by the NPA and the announcement that it would proceed with the matter.

Earlier this month, BLF announced it would be launching its own private prosecutions unit because it felt AfriForum was unfairly targeting black people.

The organisation said it would aggressively pursue cases which it felt needed to be prosecuted and would write to the National Director of Public Prosecutions to find out what progress had been made in those matters.

BLF said it would mainly focus on white-collar crime such as corruption.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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