NPA disappointed at Zuma son's no show

Johannesburg - The National Prosecuting Authority is disappointed by the failure of President Jacob Zuma's son Duduzane, to attend an inquest at the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

"We are disappointed because we would have liked to have commenced with the inquest today, the matter has now been delayed for two months," said NPA spokesperson Nathi Mncube.

"Zuma lives in Johannesburg but could not make it to the court, while witnesses from as far as Marikana and Brits were in court by 09:00."

Zuma did not appear in court for the inquest hearing following an accident involving him in February, in which one person was killed.

Instead his legal representative informed the State that the president's son was not aware that he was supposed to be in court on Tuesday, Mncube said.

He said Zuma was subpoenaed on 25 July this year to appear in court.

The inquest was to determine who was liable for the accident.

Zuma allegedly hit a minibus taxi in Rivonia, Johannesburg, while driving a Porsche, causing the taxi to overturn.

One person was killed and three people were injured.

A the time, metro police spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said the Porsche rear-ended the taxi on the M1 south off-ramp at Grayston Drive.

Last month, the NPA declined to prosecute Zuma due to insufficient evidence.

It said the matter would be referred to a magistrate for a formal inquest, to determine whether the accident was caused by a human error.

Mncube would not say what would happen should Zuma not attend court on the next court date.

"I cannot comment on that, I cannot speculate on a case," he said.

The court postponed the inquest to 22 August.

Made-In SA 2014-08-12 09:30:19 PM
He thinks he is above the law ,like his father.
Jacques Le Roux 2014-08-12 09:38:44 PM
Delay and deny. A true son of Zuma. Makes me sick.
Steve Adams 2014-08-12 09:40:35 PM
This entire family will be damned.
Kevern Upton 2014-08-12 09:43:22 PM
Disappointed, p
Clive Adrian Hammond 2014-08-12 09:44:35 PM
Eish, even me I was not aware I had to pay tax, e-toll or nkandla?
merkwaardig 2014-08-12 09:44:49 PM
Perhaps he could not force his pupaceous body through the rotating security gate. I think that he died there, and is still suspended on the frame, defying gravity in a last mocking of the laws of this world.
Jannie du Toit 2014-08-12 09:47:12 PM
It was no human error fcken donkey
Otlile Gwyvara Makena 2014-08-12 09:47:14 PM
Typical attitude and disdain and contempt coming from the Zumas. These people believe they are above the law
Erna Westdyk 2014-08-12 09:47:22 PM
This "not knowing" seems to run in the family.
Rui Obed Muchenga 2014-08-12 09:48:00 PM
To soo yet for dc kind comnts. Jstc ll dfintly take its course. It could b tht he realy wasnt awer.