- Mar 26, 2010
SURPRISE WITNESS SURFACES ON FINAL DAY OF DUDUZANE ZUMA TRIAL
More at : https://ewn.co.za/2019/05/16/surprise-witness-surfaces-on-final-day-of-duduzane-zuma-trialJOHANNESBURG - The Randburg Magistrates Court has concluded evidence in Duduzane Zuma’s culpable homicide trial and will hear closing argument on 20 June.
But the family of the victim Phumzile Dube had been taken by surprise that the last witness - Michael Jankelowitz-Roberts - had only come forward on Thursday.
Jankelowitz-Roberts told the court that Zuma was not speeding when he passed him before the crash that claimed Dube’s life in February 2013.
Five years after Zuma crashed his Porsche into a minibus taxi on the M1 near Sandton, Jankelowitz-Roberts has come forward claiming he passed the scene just moments after the collision.
He told the court he had a clear view of Zuma’s registration when his Porsche passed him because it wasn’t speeding and pointed to pictures of the vehicle in court to confirm its colour.
He said he first objected when news of the crash was reported on 702 as a speeding Porsche, and he called the radio station.
He said he also found Zuma’s lawyers when he heard that Advocate Gerrie Nel would prosecute the case because he thought Zuma wouldn’t get a fair trial.