Zulu: charges provisionally withdrawn

2010-02-06 00:00

CRIMINAL charges against Durban businessman and socialite Sifiso Zulu were provisionally withdrawn by the state yesterday.

Zulu made a brief appearance in the Durban Magistrate’s Court to face allegations of drinking in public, defeating the ends of justice and resisting arrest.

He was arrested during a routine roadblock by Metro police on Durban’s Florida Road on January 22.

The state prosecutor decided not to proceed with the case as it needs further investigation.

Zulu will be back in court next month to stand trial for two culpable homicide charges relating to an accident when his BMW X5 failed to stop at a traffic light on Masabalala Yengwa Avenue (NMR Avenue) and crashed into a bakkie carrying 12 people.

The bakkie was carrying members of the Soul’s Harbour church.

Mangosuthu University of Technology students Hlengiwe Dlamini and Sidumisile Mncube were killed in the accident. The trial resumes in March.

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