MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


Zuma Should Not Interfere in Son's Case

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 intoxication"

 

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.

 

 

Issued by:

IFP Spokesperson on Police, Mr Velaphi Ndlovu MP, 083 625 0803

 

For media queries contact: 

IFP Parliamentary Caucus' Media Liaison Officer, Ms Boniswa Tiwe, 072 497 1252