Zuma Tells Court He Was Lucky To Survive His Sandton Crash

Duduzane Zuma
Duduzane Zuma in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on 26 March 2019 for the start of his culpable homicide trial. Picture: Abigail Javier/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – Duduzane Zuma has told the Randburg Magistrates Court about how the crash that claimed the life of a woman in 2014 affected him.

Five years ago, on a rainy night in Sandton, Duduzane Zuma’s Porsche rammed into a minibus taxi causing the death of Phumzile Dube.

Another victim Nanki Mashaba, who was injured, later died in hospital but the court ruled that her death was due to pre-existing conditions.

Zuma is facing difficult questions from the prosecution on details surrounding his crash into a minibus taxi that killed Dube in 2014.

He testified in his culpable homicide case at the court where he earlier pleaded not guilty.

Zuma maintained that his vehicle hit a puddle of water and spun out of control while he hung on for dear life and didn’t at first see what he had struck.

But the prosecution said that in his initial testimony in the earlier inquest, he said that a vehicle that was overtaking him splashed water on his windshield affecting visibility, which led to him driving over the puddle.

Zuma said at the beginning of his testimony that the event was traumatic and he was lucky to be alive.

The case has been adjourned until Thursday.