Police: Prince not off the hook

2008-07-10 00:00

While police have provisionally withdrawn an obstruction of justice charge against Prince Sifiso Zulu, police said that the Durban businessman is not off-the hook.

Director Phindile Radebe told The Witness yesterday that the decision to withdraw the charges and to remove guards from Zulu’s hospital bedside was taken after considering Zulu’s health.

Zulu is currently hospitalised at Durban’s Entabeni Hospital following injuries inflicted when he allegedly stabbed himself and jumped from a second-floor balcony in an alleged attempt to evade arrest on Tuesday.

“We are waiting for him to recover and once he has fully recovered the charges will be re-instated,” Radebe said.

The withdrawal of the charge, Radebe added, will not impact on other charges against Zulu.

He is due to appear in court on Friday next week to face two counts of culpable homicide.

These charges arise from a car accident involving Zulu’s X5 in which two people were killed.

Meanwhile, Zulu was reported to be stable and recovering well from his injuries yesterday.

“He is stable and coming alright,” was all Zulu’s lawyer, Edward Ngubane was prepared to say about his client’s condition.

Zulu is apparently linked to the Zulu royal household and has been quoted as saying he is a descendant of Prince Dumisani from the house of uMthonga kaMpande.

However, his royal links have been questioned by some members of the royal family.

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