BLF says Duduzane Zuma case is a 'vendetta'

Swazi Observer - - NEWS -

JO­HAN­NES­BURG - Mem­bers of Black First Land First turned up out­side the Rand­burg mag­is­trate's court to sup­port Duduzane Zuma.

Zuma ap­peared to face two counts of cul­pa­ble homi­cide.

The charges are in con­nec­tion with a 2014 crash when he col­lided with a taxi af­ter los­ing con­trol of his car.

Zim­bab­wean na­tional Phumzile Dube was killed on the scene while an­other pas­sen­ger Nanki Mashaba died a few weeks later.

The BLF mem­bers con­fronted AfriFo­rum's Kal­lie Kriel, say­ing the case against Zuma is a vendetta.

AfriFo­rum's pri­vate pros­e­cu­tion unit is hop­ing to se­cure a cul­pa­ble homi­cide con­vic­tion.

Ad­vo­cate Ger­rie Nel, who is lead­ing the team, said in Oc­to­ber last year that they are as­sist­ing the Dube fam­ily.

Mean­while, BLF leader Andile Mngxi­tama called Kriel a racist shortly af­ter Zuma's ap­pear­ance.

He then ac­cused jour­nal­ists of al­legedly as­sault­ing one of his fel­low BLF mem­bers.

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