Zuma in court to support Duduzane

Former President Jacob Zuma is at the Randburg Magistrate's Court, supporting his son. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG – Former president Jacob Zuma says that he doesn’t understand why his son is being charged.

The former president was at the Randburg Magistrate's Court, supporting his son.

Duduzane Zuma's lawyer has applied for his client to be discharged, saying the state has failed to make out a case on negligent driving.

In 2014, his Porsche slammed into a minibus taxi on the M1 highway, killing two women.

For years the National Prosecuting Authority refused to press charges, however, this changed after lobby group Afriforum announced its intention to pursue the matter privately.

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The NPA did an about-turn and began the prosecution.

“It is difficult to believe why such action is taken against him,” said the former president.

“As you listen, there was an accident and there was an inquest, and normally when an inquest is made and everything is done, you believe everything is over.”

“Legal people did not see the need to charge but some people saw the need to charge but it is difficult to have a straight conclusion about that.”

The trial has been postponed to Friday for judgment on the discharge application.

The Randburg court has postponed judgment to Friday on the application for the culpable homicide case to be discharged for the trial of Duduzane Zuma. Courtesy #DStv403