President Jacob Zuma's son, Duduzane, is reportedly set to face the music this week, when police will question him about alleged preferential treatment he received after being involved in a fatal car accident.
According to Times Live, there is speculation that a blind eye was turned as to the usual procedures taken in the event of a serious accident, after Duduzane Zuma's Porsche 911 Turbo crashed into a minibus taxi last Saturday, causing serious injury to several passengers and the death of a 30-year-old mother.
And while the usual procedure for an accident in which someone dies automatically involves the opening of a culpable homicide case, this step has not been taken for the accident involving Duduzane.
The President's 30-year-old son was furthermore also not breathalysed, a mandatory measure which, according to Jozi metro police senior officer Edna Mamonyane, is always required in such circumstances.
When quizzed about this break in procedure, Johannesburg metro police spokesman Wayne Minnaar said officers didn't do a breathalyser because Duduzane did not appear intoxicated, adding that "it was dark and the accident occurred in heavy rain".
Minnaar refused to be drawn on the issue of the alleged favouritism, though, and merely said: "The accident is a matter between the state and an individual until such time as the individual appears in court."
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Duduzane, who is apparently considered to be President Zuma's favourite child, has strong business ties with South Africa's affluent Gupta family, among them a shared interest in fledgling news channel ANN7.
Duduzane is the son of Kate Zuma, who committed suicide at the age of 44 by overdosing on tablets in 2000. She in her suicide note controversially described her relationship with President Zuma as "24 Years of hell".