State withdraws 1 charge of culpable homicide against Duduzane Zuma

State withdraws 1 charge of culpable homicide against Duduzane Zuma

- The state has withdrawn one of the two charges of culpable homicide against Duduzane Zuma

- The charges stemmed from a deadly car crash in 2016

- Zuma's trial is set to move forward in four days

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One of the charges of culpable homicide against Duduzane Zuma has reportedly been withdrawn.

The state informed the Randburg Magistrates Court today that it was dropping the charge. 

Zuma was facing two counts of culpable homicide relating to a 2016 car crash.

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Duduzane Zuma, the son of former president Jacob Zuma, was being prosecuted for the deaths of Phumzile Dube and Nanki Mashaba. 

This related to an incident that took place on the M1 South off-ramp to Grayston Drive in Sandton. Zuma's car rear-ended a minibus taxi.

Dube passed away soon after the accident took place, while Mashaba died in hospital some weeks later.

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Zuma still faces one charge of culpable homicide. The trial is expected to continue in four days' time.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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