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LOBBY group AfriForum has announced that it will be going after President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane for private prosecution on a charge of culpable homicide.
The matter relates to a 2014 car accident where a woman died when Zuma’s car collided with a taxi in Sandton.
Leading the charge will be former state prosecutor Gerrie Nel. The group announced on Tuesday that it was in the process of applying for a nolle prosequi – a certificate needed for a private prosecution.
The certificate can only be obtained once the NPA has made a decision not to prosecute a matter. The NPA declined to prosecute in 2015 because a review of the evidence showed there was no chance of a successful prosecution.
AfriForum wants to prosecute Zuma for the death of Phumzile Dube‚ who died after his luxury Porsche rammed into the minibus taxi she was travelling in.
During the inquest in 2014, Zuma claimed that his vehicle had hit a puddle of water on the highway and he lost control before colliding with the taxi.
Nel said the process has been exciting and they have assisted the Dube family.
“We intend prosecuting Duduzane Zuma on a charge of culpable homicide,” he said.
The lobby group said once it has the certificate the prosecution will commence immediately.