Zuma Jr is under investigation

2014-02-09 14:00

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Police are investigating President Jacob ­Zuma’s son Duduzane for culpable homicide after he allegedly crashed his Porsche into a taxi, killing one person.

City Press has learnt that the crash ­happened last Saturday on Grayston Drive in Sandton, Joburg. The incident is being ­investigated by the Bramley ­Police ­Station.

Police sources and several media­ ­reports identified Zuma as the driver of the Porsche. Zuma could not be reached for comment by the time of ­going to press.

His partner, former Miss SA Tatum ­Keshwar, yesterday voiced distress from New York City, where she is modelling ­creations by Joburg designer David Tlale at New York Fashion Week 2014.

“I wish I could get back home to make sure everything is okay,” she wrote on Twitter.

Gauteng police spokesperson Brigadier Neville Malila confirmed the details of the crash, but declined to name the driver.

Malila said one person, a 14-year-old boy, was killed and several others were injured in the crash.

Police would not release any more information about the victim.

Police will only arrest the driver, Malila said, if the National Director of Public Prosecutions decides to do so.

“Police are still investigating the case of culpable homicide. No arrests have been made. We can’t confirm the person’s identity until they have pleaded.

“The investigating officer is currently busy taking statements from all witnesses and the drivers.

“He will then ­refer the case to the National Director of Public ­Prosecutions for a ­decision on the case,” said Malila.

Three years ago, it was reported that Duduzane (31) had the exclusive use of ­luxury cars and residences belonging to his business partners, the Gupta family.

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