Experts to testify at Zuma’s son inquest

2014-11-12 09:46
Duduzane Zuma. (File: Sapa)

Duduzane Zuma. (File: Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Two experts are expected to testify in the inquest involving President Jacob Zuma's son, Duduzane, in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Johannesburg metro police officer Johan van Loggerenberg and accident analyst Hans Strydom will give evidence.

Zuma said on Monday that the accident in which Phumzile Dube was killed when his Porsche crashed into a minibus taxi she was travelling in, was tragic.

"Regardless of the circumstances, it is tragic," Zuma told the court.

"Someone has lost a life and people were injured. It is not a nice thing to see."

During cross-examination by his lawyer Gary Mazaham on Monday, Zuma said he had been at a restaurant before getting on the road on the night of the accident on 1 February.

He said he was not intoxicated at the time as he had last consumed alcohol in 2001.

Zuma's Porsche rear-ended Jabulani Vusi Dlamini's minibus taxi in the rain on the M1 south off-ramp to Grayston Drive, Sandton.

According to Zuma's statement, he lost control of his Porsche after it hit a puddle. It spun and hit the back of the taxi, coming to a standstill facing oncoming traffic.

In July, the National Prosecuting Authority declined to prosecute Zuma due to insufficient evidence. It referred the matter to a magistrate for a formal inquest to determine whether the accident was caused by human error.

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