JOHANNESBURG – Private prosecutor Gerrie Nel says he is pleased there is a chance for justice to be served in the culpable homicide case against Duduzane Zuma.
Duduzane Zuma was driving in the car that collided with a taxi on the M1 highway in 2014, which led to the deaths of Phumzile Dube who died on the scene and Nanki Mashaba who died a few weeks later, succumbing to their injuries.
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) did at first decline to charge Zuma but reviewed the decision after Nel announced he would pursue the case with civil rights group AfriForum.
Nel believes there is a strong case against the former President Jacob Zuma son.
He said, “I am very glad for the family that there’ll be justice after all and I’m very satisfied that our formal application made it impossible for the NPA to confirm their earlier decision.”
Nel hopes that the NPA’s decision to prosecute Zuma will give the families of the victims hope for justice and better treatment from the NPA.
Nel added, “When we approached the families last year they didn’t even know that there was a decision taken not to prosecute Mr Zuma. Whereas Mr Zuma was informed immediately on the day that the NPA took a decision to not prosecute.”
Zuma has been summoned to appear in court on 12 July but the State says they have no idea where he is or whether he will appear in court on that date.
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