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Closing arguments in Duduzane Zuma inquiry to begin

In his defence, Zuma has maintained there was heavy rainfall on the night Phumzile Dube was killed.

FILE: President Jacob Zuma's son, Duduzane Zuma. Picture: supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - Closing arguments in the inquiry into a deadly road collision involving President Jacob Zuma's son are expected to be delivered in the Randburg Magistrates Court this morning.

A woman, who was a passenger in a taxi, died during the crash in February this year.

In July, the National Prosecuting Authority declined to prosecute Duduzane Zuma due to insufficient evidence and opted instead to launch an inquest.

In his defence, Zuma has maintained that there was heavy rainfall which caused poor visibility on the night Phumzile Dube was killed.

He said he lost control of his Porsche after hitting a puddle.

But the state argued that if Zuma had acted like a responsible driver, the fatal accident wouldn't have happened.

The state's evidence leader, Yusuf Baba, also told the court there couldn't have been any puddles on the N1 South that night because the Grayston Drive off-ramp where the accident happened inclines and therefore a water drainage system would have ruled this out.

Last week, taxi driver Jabulani Dlamini testified that there were no puddles on the road that night, but also conceded that he didn't look into the fast lane, where Zuma was driving.

On Wednesday, the state tried to discredit the defence's accident recreation expert in the inquiry, saying he doesn't have knowledge of civil engineering which is required.

Johannes Strydom took a stand during cross-examination by the Baba.

Strydom was grilled after admitting he doesn't have any knowledge about civil engineering which is required to determine road inclination, gradients and storm water drainage systems.