Taxi driver waiting on Zuma

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:48 PM  | Duduzane Zuma  | Drama

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The taxi driver involved in the fatal car accident with Duduzane Zuma says the presidential son has not honoured a promise that he would get in touch with him.

President Jacob Zuma's son, Duduzane, last Saturday crashed into a taxi with his Porsche 911 Turbo, causing serious injury to several passengers and the death of a 30-year-old mother.

According to the Daily Sun, 27-year-old taxi driver Vusi Dlamini hasn't heard anything from Duduzane, who allegedly said he would contact him and repair the damage to his vehicle.

And Duduzane's failure to do so is having an impact on Dlamini's day to day life, seeing as his taxi is the way he makes a living.

Speaking to the publication, Dlamini said Duduzane was very apologetic after the crash.

"He said the rain on the windscreen of his Porsche 911 made it difficult for him to see, that's why he crashed into the taxi I was driving," he said.

"Duduzane was really shaken. He kept on saying he was sorry.

"He must just keep his promise and repair the minibus. And he gave me his cellphone number - but now he is gone.

"He hasn't called me since the accident and he isn't answering his phone."

Meanwhile, rumours are rife that Duduzane received preferential treatment at the scene of the accident.

And while Dlamini says he had no idea who crashed into him, his mother claims she suspected he was important.

"The police were very protective of him," she said.

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".


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