Zuma questions prosecution of son Duduzane

2019-03-27 18:39
Former president Jacob Zuma. (Gallo Images)

Former president Jacob Zuma. (Gallo Images)

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Former president Jacob Zuma has questioned the culpable homicide prosecution of his son Duduzane, saying it may be part of an attempt, by some organisation, to get back at him.

"It is difficult to say that is not the case (getting back at Zuma) because there was a process that was undertaken, which was a legal process and it was concluded.

"Why now come back?" Zuma asked.

Zuma added that there was no overwhelming evidence to suggest any negligence from his son on the night that he crashed into a taxi.

He was speaking to journalists on the doorstep of Courtroom 13 of the Randburg Magistrate's Court, on the second day of his son's trial on Wednesday.

READ: Duduzane Zuma's lawyers tell court why culpable homicide case should be discharged

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) initially declined to charge Duduzane but reviewed the decision after lobby group AfriForum announced its plans to pursue private prosecution.

In February 2014, passenger Phumzile Dube died and others were injured when Duduzane's Porsche crashed into a taxi.

Duduzane claims that he drove through a puddle, which led his car to spin out of control and collide with the full 15-seater taxi.

The case has been postponed to Friday while the magistrate decides a defence discharge application in which his counsel argued that the state had no case.

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