The son of South Africa’s former President granted bail of R100 000

Duduzane Zuma, the son of South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma. © Photo: RR

Johannesburg, (ADV) – The son of South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma, was granted bail of R100,000 in the Specialised Commercial Crimes court in Johannesburg on Monday. Duduzane Zuma has been formally charged with corruption and faces an alternative charge of conspiracy to commit corruption. He will appear again in court on the 24th of January 2019 and was ordered to hand in his passport.

This is in relation to his involvement in trying to bribe former deputy Finance Minister, Mcebisi Jonas, at the Guptas’ Saxonwold family compound in Johannesburg in 2015.

Jonas alleged in a sworn affidavit to former public protector Thuli Madonsela that he had been offered a bribe of R600m by the Gupta family to take over as finance minister in 2015. Duduzane Zuma was allegedly in the room at the time of the offer.

Zuma Junior will appear at the Randburg magistrate’s court in Johannesburg on Thursday‚ to face two charges of culpable homicide. He arrived back in South Africa from abroad last week to attend the funeral of his younger brother‚ Vusi.

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