Straight from an upside-down appearance at the State Capture Inquiry, Duduzane Zuma and his legal team have uncovered that the representative will sue both the police and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) over an incident of wrongful arrest. He’s likewise asserting he was the victim of vindictive prosecution.
In July 2018, Duduzane Zuma was arrested by enforcement at an airport in Johannesburg, regarding bribery accusation made by Mcebisi Jonas. The former minister asserted he was offered R600 million to serve the Guptas’ eventual benefits in government, and that Duduzane was available in the meeting.
Be that as it may, the DZ has strenuously denied these charges – flipping the spotlight back on Jonas himself. Duduzane told the State Capture Inquiry on Monday that Jonas knew precisely why he was meeting the very rich people, and the cases about a monstrous pay off are just false.
On Tuesday, Duduzane denied involvement in offering the bribe as well as corruption of any kind. “I’m not corrupt. I have not taken any money from anybody and I never will,” he said.
He told Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo about the effect Jonas’ allegations had had on his lie.“There have been quite a few consequences,” Zuma told Zondo.
Zuma said these consequences could be categorised on three levels: political, legal, and perception.
He was soon processed in The Johannesburg Commercial Crimes Court on charges of corruption. However, the case was dropped toward the start of 2019, because of an absence of proof and improper” police procedure. Presently, Duduzane Zuma has clarified that he will be suing the two arms of state law enforcement for R1.5 million:
“I will most definitely [take legal action for wrongful arrest]. The reason for that is, as you found out on the charge sheet there has not been a complaint, so in my limited knowledge of how things work, it is as if there’s no complaint, there’s no charge. So, someone has to explain exactly what’s going on.”
This specific appearance in court caused anger crosswise over South Africa, and especially via social media. Duduzane Zuma was set in iron shackles, starting discussions about race and the manner in which black suspects are treated in contrast with their white partners.
The legal executive had to clarify that it is up to the individual court’s attentiveness to choose who must be set in chains. Nonetheless, the alleged ‘humiliation’ suffered by the former president’s son has stayed with him, and DZ looks set to do everything he can to restore his dented pride.
Duduzane Zuma had his variant of occasions addressed by DCJ Raymond Zondo on Tuesday, subsequent to placing in a perfectly quiet presentation on Monday. He won’t restore the last place anyone would want to be at any point in the near future, yet father Jacob is probably going to return sooner rather than later – Jacob Zuma has already been advised about what the State Capture Inquiry will ask him next.