Duduzane Zuma gives evidence in fatal car accident inquest


Duduzane Zuma will return to court in November for the inquest into the crash in which taxi passenger Phumzile Dube died after his Porsche hit the back of the taxi.

JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma&39;s son Duduzane gave evidence on Friday at an inquest into an accident in which a woman was killed.

Zuma&39;s Porsche rear-ended minibus taxi driver Jabulani Dlamini&39;s vehicle in the rain on the M1 south off-ramp to Grayston Drive, Sandton, in February earlier this year, killing passenger Phumzile Dube and injuring three others.
The inquest has heard that Dube died from extensive blunt force trauma.
Warrant Officer Jimmy Ngubeni read out Zuma&39;s statement of the accident during the inquest.
"The visibility was bad, then my vehicle lost control. I felt it hitting something but at that stage I didn&39;t see what it was," he read.
Zuma said after he hit a puddle he lost control of his car and hit the back of the taxi. The Porsche spun and came to a stop facing oncoming traffic.
In July, the National Prosecuting Authority said it declined to prosecute Zuma due to insufficient evidence. Spokesman Nathi Mncube said at the time the matter would be referred to a magistrate for a formal inquest to determine whether the accident was caused by human error.