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Duduzane Zuma's fate to be decided in 2 weeks

Magistrate Lolita Chetty has 2 weeks to decide if Duduzane Zuma will face criminal charges or not.

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

JOHANNESBURG - A magistrate in the inquest probing an accident involving Duduzane Zuma will spend the next few weeks going through documents lodged by the state and defence teams, to decide whether President Jacob Zuma's son will face criminal charges.

Duduzane hit the back of a taxi on Grayston Drive in Sandton in February, where 30-year-old Phumzile Dube was killed instantly and another woman, Jeanette Mashaba, died a few months later.

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

Magistrate Lolita Chetty is expected to take two weeks to examine the documentation handed to her by all legal teams involved in the inquiry.

The Randburg Magistrates Court heard closing arguments on Thursday, with state evidence leader Yusuf Baba saying Zuma should be held criminally liable for the fatal crash.

But Zuma's attorney, Gary Mazaham, has blamed the accident on bad weather and poor drainage on the highway.

In July, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) declined to prosecute Zuma due to insufficient evidence and opted for an inquiry to determine whether the accident was caused by human error.

A decision on whether the president's son will face criminal charges will be made on 11 December.