- Duduzane Zuma says he takes responsibility for the 2014 car crash which left two people dead
- However, he has pleaded not guilty to the charge of culpable homicide
- The family of one of the victims says that they are struggling because the case has dragged on for so long
Duduzane Zuma has said that he sympathises with the families of the people who died as a result of a car accident in which he was involved.
Zuma faces a charge of culpable homicide related to the incident.
Zuma told the court that he takes responsibility for the accident but pleaded not guilty to the charge.
"I do sympathise with people who were affected," Zuma said.
The accident took place on the M1 South in Johannesburg in 2014. Zuma crashed his vehicle into a minibus taxi, resulting in the deaths of two passengers, Phumzile Dube and Jeanette Mashaba.
"It's a traumatic experience for everybody," Zuma said while taking the stand.
Zuma claims that he lost control over his car after driving over a puddle of water which he had not seen. He also claims that he had been driving under 120 km/h because of the rain, according to Sowetan Live.
The trial will continue. The case has dragged on for a significant amount of time. Consequently, some of the family of Phumzile Dube have complained that the matter is not settled, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
They said that they were suffering emotionally because the case was still ongoing, five years after the accident took place.
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