Friday, July 12, 2019

South African court acquits ex-president Zuma's son of culpable homicide after porsche crash

A South African court today has acquitted former President Jacob Zuma’s son, Duduzane, of culpable homicide and negligent driving after his involvement in a car accident in which a person died in February 2014.

“I accept the defense’s argument that none of the evidence presented established that there was anything that a reasonable driver in the position of the accused on that night would have foreseen,” Magistrate Tebogo Thupaatlase said in his judgment today.

“It is therefore found that the state failed to prove the case against the accused beyond reasonable doubt.”

The ex-president's son was driving a sports car when it collided with a minivan in the Johannesburg suburb of Sandton. Two taxi passengers were critically injured, and one of them later died.

His father Jacob, was at the court to support him. He told reporters he was satisfied with the court’s ruling.

“I am very happy that the trial has ended and that my son was found to have not been negligent or irresponsible when driving the car that night,” he said after the judgment.


  1. No one would have expected otherwise

  2. The family of the person that died should take heart

  3. The family of the person that died should take heart