NPA changes tune over Duduzane Zuma accident charges


Duduzane Zuma has admitted he may have been speeding on the night of his fatal crash with a minibus taxi, killing one passenger.

JOHANNESBURG - The National Prosecuting Authority has now decided to press ahead with culpable homicide charges against former president Jacob Zuma&39;s son.

The state says Duduzane Zuma missed his two-month deadline to make representations in the case.

Three years ago, Zuma crashed his Porsche into the back of a minibus taxi, killing Phumzile Dube, a mother of one.

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An inquest into Dube&39;s death recommended that Zuma be prosecuted, but the NPA declined to do so at the time.

In October 2017, AfriForum announced it would pursue a private prosecution of Zuma. It is unclear whether that prosecution will now fall away. 

Dube&39;s daughter, who was three-years-old at the time of her mother’s death, now lives in Zimbabwe with her grandmother.

Zuma is also facing arrest for repeatedly snubbing summonses to appear before Parliament&39;s inquiry into state capture. 

His whereabouts are unclear with his legal representatives previously saying he is out of the country.