Duduzane Zuma granted bail

Elias Hubbard
July 9, 2018

Duduzane Zuma has been granted bail of R100,000 with conditions including handing in his passport.

The son of former President Zuma faced a throng of journalists as he walked in and out of the Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Johannesburg, shackled and escorted by law enforcement officers.

He will be appearing at the Randburg Magistrates Court later this week‚ to face two charges of culpable homicide.

The charge relates to his involvement in an alleged Gupta family plot to bribe former deputy finance minister, Mcebisi Jonas.

Duduzane faces charges of corruption and conspiracy to commit corruption which his lawyers say he will contest.

Jonas claimed in an affidavit that he was called to a meeting with Zuma, Ajay Gupta and businessman Fana Hlongwane where Gupta allegedly offered him R600 million and the position of finance minister if he agreed to work with them.

An elite South African police investigating unit, the Hawks, launched a corruption probe into Duduzane and the Gupta family at the time, but it made little headway until Zuma left power.

The matter is linked to then-deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas.

"You are just agents of white monopoly capital, how can a group of you be here for one black man", they shouted.

Duduzane Zuma, 34, lives in Dubai, and was back in the country to attend his brother's funeral.

Previously, News24 reported that Duduzani Zuma was briefly detained at the OR Tambo International Airport after landing there on Thursday evening.

Duduzane's case has been suspended to January 24 2019.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER