Zuma’s son to face charges of culpable homicide


THE son of President Jacob Zuma, Duduzane Zuma, could be facing charges of culpable homicide.

Zuma is expected to be questioned this week after he was reportedly involved in an accident in which a 30-year-old woman died and two other people were injured.

The Sunday Times reported that his 2007 grey Porsche 911 crashed into a taxi in Rivonia, causing it to roll several times.

The taxi driver and a 70-year-old woman were injured in the accident.

The newspaper reported that the dead person was Phumzile Dube. Her grieving husband, Themba, criticised Duduzane for not contacting the family or offering to help pay for her funeral.

“I want justice,” Dube told the newspaper. “It doesn’t matter whether he is the president’s son – justice doesn’t have eyes. Everybody is equal before the law.”

He said Duduzane had not been breathalysed. Metro Police spokesman Wayne Minnaar confirmed that a Porsche rear-ended a taxi on the M1 south off-ramp at Grayston Drive in Rivonia last weekend, but he could not disclose the name of the driver.

“The taxi overturned. One person died and two people were injured.

“The accident report was forwarded to the Bramley Police Station, where a culpable homicide case was opened. Police will appoint an investigating officer,” he said.

Brigadier Neville Malila said a culpable homicide case was being investigated.

“The investigating officer will take warning statements from both parties, and then the matter will be taken to the Director of Public Prosecutions for a decision on prosecution,” Malila said.

He also refused to disclose the name of the driver. It was reported that the cops did not take a breathalyser test at the accident scene, which is mandatory in the case of a fatality.

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