Johannesburg, (ADV) – South Africa’s The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has confirnmed that the son of former President Jacob Zuma will appear in the Randburg Magistrate’s court on Thursday, to face two counts of culpable homicide. Duduzane Zuma collided with a taxi on the M1 highway in Sandton, Johannesburg in 2014 which led to the deaths of Phumzile Dube and Nanki Mashaba.
While Dube died on the scene, Mashaba is believed to have died in hospital several weeks later.
The NPA had initially declined to prosecute Zuma, despite a court finding that there was sufficient evidence to suggest his negligent actions led to the deadly car crash.
The NPA reviewed the case after Lobby group AfriForum’s private prosecutions unit announced its intention to pursue the matter. The authority’s Phindi Mjonondwane told ADV: “We can confirm Mr Zuma has been summonsed to appear in the Randburg Magistrates Court on 12 July. He is charged with two counts of culpable homicide.”
Duduzane Zuma made a brief appearance in the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court court on Monday morning where he was released on R100,000 bail. He is accused of corruption and conspiracy to commit corruption for the alleged attempt to bribe former finance minister Mcebisi Jonas.
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