Duduzane Zuma's trial started today and from the look of things, his defense is simple: It wasn't me. The former president's son claims that older Porsche models were susceptible to losing control when driving through deep puddles.
Duduzane Zuma's culpable homicide and reckless and negligent driving trial started today in the Randburg Magistrate's Court.
His defence advocate has submitted evidence that older Porsche models, like the one his client had been driving at the time of the crash, were likely to lose control when driving through deep puddles.
According to Eyewitness News, the former president's son is attempting to blame his car for the crash when he had collided with a taxi and killed Phumzile Dube.
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Jacques Cronje, a Porche dealer principal, had testified how his own sports car had done the same thing.
The defence advocate also referred to an article which stated drivers of the luxury cars were unaware of the high likelihood of aquaplanning.
High-ranking officials at Porsche were also quoted at the hearing, confirming that measures were being implemented to reduce this risk in newer models.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that one of the charges of culpable homicide against Duduzane Zuma has reportedly been withdrawn. The state informed the Randburg Magistrate's Court today that it was dropping the charge.
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