Case against Duduzane Zuma is solid: AfriForum

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 11: President Jacob Zuma's son Duduzane Zuma appears at the Randburg Magistrate Court on December 11, 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The court found Zuma guilty of negligence in an accident which killed Phumzile Dube. (Photo by Gallo Images / Daily Sun / Lucky Maibi)

Private Prosecutions Unit Head at AfriForum Advocate Gerrie Nel says he believes that they have a strong case against Duduzane Zuma.

This after Zuma, the son of former President Jacob Zuma was summoned to appear in court on charges of culpable homicide.

In 2014, Zuma’s Porsche 911 sports car ploughed into a taxi in Johannesburg, killing one woman and seriously injuring another who later died in hospital.

Zuma is set to appear at the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on the 12th of July.

The National Prosecuting Authority says a warrant of arrest will be issued should he fail to appear in court.

Nel says: “When you apply to do a private prosecution, you have to be sure about its success otherwise you have to pay the costs of the accused. So when we sat down and considered it, we decided it was a good enough case. So we applied for a certificate and took the risk. So I believe it is a strong enough case. It was only in the media with the Gupta Leaks that a decision was taken as far back as 2015 not to prosecute. What happened in there is that the NPA informed Zuma, but they never consulted with the family. So we got involved, and without our involvement this matter would have just run its course – and there would not have been a solid prosecution.”

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