- Duduzane Zuma has marked his return to South Africa with an interview to announce his presence
- The ex-president's son explained his motives for moving to Dubai from SA during the conversation
- On the Gupta family, Duduzane explained that he has moved on from doing business with the notorious group
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Duduzane Zuma has just returned to South Africa from Dubai and wasted no time on ensuring his presence in the country is well known.
The ex-president's son was asked to explain why he had chosen to leave his country for the United Arab Emirates, to which he answered that SA had opted to financially exclude him.
With his accounts frozen, Duduzane detailed how he had made the decision to move:
"It wasn't my choice to move to Dubai or the UAE. I was doing my business calmly as you saw. There was a lot of media coverage that came around me, my associates and family that led to subsequent actions from certain institutions that basically forced me to make a move."
With his bank accounts frozen and shut down, Duduzane says that he is still financially excluded from the system in South Africa.
Jacob Zuma's son says that this had largely prompted him to shift his operations out of the country.
Newzroom Afrika asked Zuma whether or not he was still doing business with the Gupta family.
In response to this question, Duduzane explained that the move had afforded him the opportunity to make new connections, denying that he was still engaged with the group at the centre of corruption allegations in SA.
However, Duduzane did indeed have a few kind words to say about the family commenting that:
"They are great people, great business people and a great family. But I'm not in business with them, I'm doing my own thing."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Duduzane hinted that he may still follow in his father's footsteps with a career in politics once he returns.
Speaking to Trending SA, Duduzane explained that he would go 'wherever he is needed' if he did go this route, promising that a 'big announcement' is in store once he is back in the country:
“People don’t understand the reason I moved out of SA – and this is why I have spoken about my constitutional rights being trampled upon. People have their views but I have faced the music."
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