Two more legal options for Zulu to avoid jail

2012-05-07 00:00

DURBAN businessman and socialite Sifiso Zulu has not exhausted all his legal options even though he has failed in his appeal against his convictions arising from a fatal car crash in Durban in 2008.

According to legal sources he can still apply for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) against the judgment — before the same judges who ruled on his appeal — and if that fails he can petition the chief justice.

He may also apply for bail pending appeal if he is granted leave to appeal to the SCA.

But in the meantime he will have to surrender himself to start serving his jail term. The 48-hour deadline stipulated in law expires today.

Zulu yesterday did not answer repeated calls to his cellphone, and his advocate, Thabani Masuku, in Cape Town declined to discuss the case with the media.

Zulu was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment (two of which were conditionally suspended) and fines totalling R7 500. The main charges arise from a crash caused when his BMW X5 jumped a red light and smashed into a bakkie on the corner of NMR Avenue and Somtseu Road at 9 pm on March 29, 2008. Two people were killed.


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