10 February 2014
The IFP calls for Johannesburg police to
ensure that a thorough investigation is done into the fatal
accident involving President Zuma's son, Duduzane Zuma, which
killed a woman and left two people injured.
IFP spokesperson on Police, MP Velaphi Ndlovu
said "The driver of any car involved in an accident is supposed
to take a mandatory breathalyzer test; but in Zuma's case it was
not done. This shows signs of special treatment just because
Zuma is the President's son and raises concerns as to whether
this case will go as far as it needs to because he will need to
be held accountable for the woman's death."
Ndlovu continued, "The police officer who did
not conduct a breathalyzer test on Zuma must be investigated by
the Independent Police Investigative Directorate.
Any driver whose car is involved in an
accident must be treated according to the law - it does not
matter who they are or whether they do not show signs of
Ndlovu added, "We urge President Zuma to not
interfere with the processes of the law or attempt to protect
his son. This should not be another case of delayed justice,
like it was with Prince Sifiso Zulu's case that took a long time
to be finalized."
"As the IFP we send our condolences to the
family of the deceased woman and wish those injured a speedy
recovery," concluded Ndlovu.
IFP Spokesperson on Police, Mr Velaphi Ndlovu MP, 083 625 0803
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