State withdraws one culpable homicide charge against Duduzane Zuma

Duduzane Zuma was initially charged with two counts of culpable homicide for causing the deaths of Phumzile Dube and Nanki Mashaba in 2016.

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

PRETORIA - The trial of Duduzane Zuma has started in the Randburg Magistrates Court on Tuesday where the State informed the magistrate that it was withdrawing one of the culpable homicide counts.

Former President Jacob Zuma's son is being prosecuted for a deadly 2014 car crash.

Duduzane Zuma was initially charged with two counts of culpable homicide for causing the deaths of Phumzile Dube and Nanki Mashaba.

Dube died on the scene of the crash while Mashaba died in hospital several weeks later.

The State told the court this morning that it was withdrawing the second count linked to the death of Mashaba, saying that Mashaba's death could not be attributed to the injuries sustained in the crash.

The trial has been set down for four days.