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Jacob Zuma’s son to face murder trial

Duduzane Zuma, son of South African president, will soon face trial for culpable homicide.
On Tuesday, rights group Afriforum said Duduzane would privately be prosecuted over an accident in 2014 where one person was killed.
Gerrie Nel, the lawyer who prosecuted Oscar Pistorius, will take the case on behalf of the rights group.
Under South African law, private prosecutions of cases can be pursued in the public interest.
He resigned in January to join a civic group that plans to bring private prosecutions in criminal cases that the state opts not to pursue.
“There exist no valid grounds for the NPA to decline to prosecute Mr Zuma (Duduzane), and Dube’s family deserves that justice is served,” Nel was quoted as saying.
The National Prosecuting Authority reportedly decided not to prosecute Duduzane after his Porsche 911 sports car plowed into a minivan in Johannesburg in heavy rain, killing Phumzile Dube and critically injuring two, police said at the time.
Attempts to reach Duduzane, who rarely speaks to the media, were unsuccessful.
The development is coming few days after the South African president was honoured with a statue and a road named after him by Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo.
The South African president is also battling corruption allegations.


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