Zuma expresses relief over Duduzane's charges being provisionally withdrawn

Zuma expresses relief over Duduzane's charges being provisionally withdrawn

Ex-president Jacob Zuma is relieved over the recent decision to provisionally drop charges against his son. Duduzane Zuma was facing down charges of corruption over an alleged R600 million bribe involving a Gupta brother.

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Former President Jacob Zuma has expressed his relief over the recent decision to drop corruption charges against Duduzane Zuma.

Thursday saw the National Prosecuting Authority formally dropping the charges against the ex-president's son on a provisional basis.

The evidence of one of the key witnesses pertaining to the case has not been concluded at the state capture inquiry.

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Ex-deputy minister, Mcebisi Jonas had testified before the commission in 2018 that Duduzane Zuma had arranged a meeting with a Gupta Brother.

Jonas alleged that at this meeting he had been offered R600 million to take up the position of Finance Minister.

Magistrate Jeremy Jansen Van Vuuren had declared that Duduzane Zuma was 'a free man', after which the father and son had shared a happy moment and a brief hug.

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The relief on the ex-president's face had been obvious, especially in comparison to the look he had when his son had been facing charges of culpable homicide, as well as, negligent driving.

The matter has been postponed until March to allow for pre-trial proceedings.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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