SOUTH AFRICAN OPPOSITION PARTY QUESTIONS DECISION NOT TO CHARGE ZUMA’S SON FOR FATAL ACCIDENT

JOHANNESBURG, A decision by South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority not to charge President Jacob Zuma's son, Duduzane, over a fatal accident has led to questions being asked over the NPA's reluctance to prosecute allies of the Gupta familiy, which is accused of wielding undue influence over top government officials in what has been described in the country as "State capture".

However, the country's main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, will now allow matters to rest and it says it will request inquest documents from the NPA.

A lower court had ruled that Duduzane Zuma had been driving negligently and should be held responsible for the death of the woman, Phumzile Dube, in 2014, when Zuma's Porsche crashed into the minibus taxi she was travelling in.

Somebody died and it's important for the family to have some clarity and also we need to understand why the magistrate found negligence," the DA said in a statement.

"The fact that the decision was made doesn't necessarily mean anything sinister but we would like to get the (inquest) documents and get some clarity on the issue.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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