- Jacob Zuma has suggested that the case against his son, Duduzane, may be driven by someone with a grudge against the former president
- However, he said he would accept the magistrate's ruling
- Duduzane is facing one charge of culpable homicide relating to a 2014 car crash
Jacob Zuma has said that his son, Duduzane, might be being punished as an act of revenge against the former president.
He made the comments while speaking to journalists.
This follows one charge of culpable homicide against Duduzane being dropped.
Duduzane still faces one count of culpable homicide, stemming from a 2014 incident in whichhe crashed his car into a minibus taxi on Johannesburg's M1 South.
Speaking on the case, Jacob Zuma added that there was no evidence that his son had been reckless during the crash. Duduzane has plead not guilty to culpable homicide, saying he lost control of his car after driving over a puddle which he had not seen.
An earlier inquest found Duduzane not guilty, but the case was later reopened after a challenge by lobby group AfriForum, according to The South African.
Despite his comments, Zuma said he would accept the Magistrate's decision, although he questioned the fact that the against Duduzane had been reopened.
He suggested that Duduzane might be suffering because someone had a grudge against his father.
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