Duduzane Zuma acquitted of culpable homicide charges

Adina Dube, the mother of Phumzile who was killed in the minibus taxi five years ago, left the Randburg Magistrates’ Court disheartened after Duduzane Zuma was acquitted on Friday.

Magistrate Tebogo Thupaatlase told News24 that the state were unable to prove that the son of former president Jacob Zuma was driving negligently nor demonstrate what he should have done to avoid the accident on February 1, 2014.

There was no evidence to prove that Zuma could have avoided aquaplaning or hitting the minibus with his Porsche 911 on the M1 highway.

Three other people were also injured in the fatal crash and a forth, Nanki Jeanette Mashaba suffered broken ribs and blunt force trauma but her death was thought to be due to an existing condition.

The Black First Land First party (BLF) who have back Zuma from the start of the trial said they were satisfied with the judgement as he is not a murderer.

They sympathise with the Dube family due to their loss but it was a mistake and they are happy with the outcome.