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Duduzane Zuma case postponed

Duduzane Zuma appearance in the Randburg Magistrates Court on Thursday was postponed.

Zuma is facing culpable homicide and reckless and negligent driving charges relating to an accident in February 2014 when he crashed his Porsche into the back of a minibus Taxi on the M1 highway in Gauteng killing Zimbabwean national, Phumzile Dube.

Initially the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) decided not to prosecute the former president Jacob Zuma’s son but later did.

Zuma pleaded not guilty to the culpable homicide and negligent driving charges stating that he was not driving negligently but aquaplaned on a puddle which caused him to lose control.

State Prosecutor Yusuf Babe stated that if Zuma had lowered his speed he would have seen the puddle and avoided the accident.

Counsel for Duduzane, Mike Hellens SC argued that it had been raining heavily and he was only travelling at about 90 kilometres per hour.

The case has been postponed to July 12 for judgement.