Duduzane Zuma offers assistance to victim's family

Duduzane Zuma spoke to Phumzile Dube's family for the first time and offered to help them.

President Jacob Zuma's son Duduzane Zuma. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma's son, Duduzane Zuma, has offered to meet the needs of the family of a woman who died in a road collision he was involved in.

In what seemed to be an emotional meeting, Zuma offered his condolences to the mother and extended family of victim, Phumzile Dube.

In February, the Zuma's Porsche crashed into a minibus taxi killing 27-year-old Dube and injuring three others.

He addressed the Dube family for the first time in the Randburg Magistrates Court on Thursday where an inquest into the crash is being held.

Dube's mother and her aunt broke down after their private meeting with Zuma.

The president's son was accompanied by the lawyer for the deceased.

The victim's aunt, Maria Mashaba, says Zuma apologised and promised to meet their needs.

"He apologised and said he will meet any of our needs. I'm comforted even though I have lost my loved one."

The family say they're now satisfied, but it was hard initially to deal with their loss.

"I now understand what's going on, because at first I didn't want to see him, even on TV."

The matter has been adjourned until Monday.