By Mthulisi Mathuthu
SW Radio Africa
10 February 2014
Police in Johannesburg are investigating President Jacob Zuma’s son for manslaughter, after a Zimbabwean woman was killed in an accident involving his sports car, reports said.
An AFP news agency report quoted major South African newspapers saying Phumzile Dube died when Duduzane Zuma’s Porsche crashed into a mini bus on February 1st, shortly before midnight. According to the report Dube was buried in Zimbabwe last Saturday.
The report quoted a Metro police spokesman confirming the incident which occurred in Sandton where the sports car ‘collided in the rear of a taxi in the dark during heavy rain.’ According to the report the taxi overturned, injuring two other people. The taxi driver is said to have been hospitalized after he collapsed at the scene of the accident. The spokesman confirmed an investigation of manslaughter against the driver of the sports car.
Presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj reportedly declined to say anything, claiming he did not comment on Zuma family matters. But according to the report Themba Dube, husband to the deceased, told the Sunday Times that Zuma ‘killed’ his wife. He is reported to have said that he wants justice done and it does not matter that Zuma is the president’s son.
Taxi driver Vusi Dlamini also weighed in accusing Zuma of bumping into his vehicle ‘out of the blue.’