South Africa Has Withdrawn Corruption Charges Against Zuma’s Son


South African prosecutors have provisionally withdrawn corruption charges against Duduzane Zuma, son of former President Jacob Zuma.


He was facing charges of corruption and conspiracy to commit corruption in relation to his work with the Gupta Family – three brothers accused of capturing the state in South Africa in order to win state contracts.


The National Prosecuting Authority has failed to build a case against Duduzane Zuma which has come as big disappointment to many. Jacob Zuma’s successor, Cyril Ramaphosa, has staked his reputation on rooting out corruption since becoming president in February.


The Guptas have denied there was anything untoward in their relationship with former president Zuma, but their ties are being investigated in an inquiry that could take months, or even years, to be concluded.


The Guptas’ whereabouts are not publicly known.


Duduzane was also due to appear at Randburg Magistrate’s Court in Johannesburg in March to face charges of culpable homicide over a fatal car crash in 2014, when his Porsche 911 collided with a minivan taxi, killing one woman and seriously injuring another who later died in hospital.

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