Judgment in Duduzane Zuma culpable homicide case expected inJuly

June 20, 2019
| Report Focus News
MARCH 26, 2019. Duduzane is seen at The Randburg Magistrates Court, in Johannesburg. "Former president Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane was in the dock on Tuesday in his culpable homicide trial relating to the 2014 death of Phumzile Dube, 30, when his Porsche collided with a minibus taxi.He heard on Tuesday that he will not have to answer for the death of Jeanette Mashaba, who died in hospital a few weeks after the crash on the M1 South highway near the Grayston Drive offramp." PHOTOGRAPH: ALON SKUY

Judgment in Duduzane Zuma culpable homicide case is expected to be delivered on 12 July.

During closing argument on Thursday, Zuma’s lawyers argued the state had failed to prove its case.

Zuma’s Porsche collided with a minibus taxi on the M1 in Sandton in 2014, resulting in the death of 30-year-old Phumzile Dube.

The defence has argued their client wasn’t speeding and the accident was caused by Zuma’s car hitting a puddle during rainy conditions, causing the car to spin out of control.

The state maintains Zuma was driving over the speed limit and has urged the judge to find him guilty.