'Relief' for the Zumas as Duduzane found not guilty of culpable homicide
A Randburg court hearing the culpable homicide case of Duduzane Zuma has ruled that the state failed to prove he caused Phumzile Dube's death in February 2014.
Dube died when Zuma's Porsche 911 crashed into a taxi in which she was travelling - he had always maintained his innocence in the case.
EWN reporter Theto Mahlakoana was in court on Friday for the verdict of Magistrate Tebogo Thupaatlase.
(He said that) the evidence had been consistent with the defence's argument that Duduzane was not speeding on the night of the crash and that it was, in fact, the conditions that evening, it was raining.Theto Mahlakoana, Senior political reporter - EWN
Mahlakoana says while Zuma Junior refused to comment following the ruling, his father spoke of his relief at the decision.
He said he was relieved that the court had proved that his son was not irresponsible or negligent...Theto Mahlakoana, Senior political reporter - EWN
Meanwhile, lobby group AfriForum says it respect's the judgment of the court but says it's been a difficult time of the family of the deceased.
It's a bad day today for the Dube family.Elias Maangwale, Investigator: Prosecution Unit - AfriForum
Despite the verdict coming down in favor of Zuma, Phindi Mjonondwane of the National Prosecuting Authority says it respects the court's decision.
Justice was served. At the end of the day, justice is about uncovering the truth and it also should be applied equally and fairly without prejudice.Phindi Mjonondwane, NPA spokesperson
She adds that the NPA will not be pursuing an appeal.
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