Duduzane Zuma walked away at the Randburg Magistrates’ Court a relieved man, as he has escaped jail.
Magistrate Tebogo Thupaatlase has found Duduzane Zuma not guilty of culpable homicide in the Randburg Magistrates’ Court.
The charge identifies with a 2014 auto collision that brought about the passing of Phumzile Dube. The Zimbabwean lady died after Zuma’s Porsche collided with a minibus taxi on the M1 expressway in Johannesburg.
The 35-year-old accused is the son of the previous president Jacob Zuma.
In court procedures, Thupaatlase said Matron Madikana, who was in the taxi, was additionally a poor observer as she wouldn’t address a few inquiries put to her during interrogation.
The court infers that the street was wet and that in such conditions, the driver needs to play it safe when driving.
At his last appearance in June, Zuma’s legal advisor, Mike Hellens in closing arguments argued that his client could not be guilty of culpable homicide as he could not have known that he will lose control of his car.
In any case, the State demands Zuma neglected to be a reasonable driver.
The denounced’s legal advisor clarified that his client’s vehicle went into aquaplane when it hit a pool of water and therefore he had no control and after that collided with a minibus taxi. He said there was no particular speed in law that Zuma was relied upon to drive at.
Given the wet street, he was just required to drive with due consideration and not to stop on the interstate.
— SABC News Online (@SABCNewsOnline) July 12, 2019