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South Africa President Zuma's son investigated over fatal car crash: Media

Published on Feb 9, 2014 4:43 PM

JOHANNESBURG (REUTERS) - South African President Jacob Zuma's son, Duduzane, is being investigated for culpable homicide after his Porsche 911 sports car ploughed into a minivan in Johannesburg, killing one person and critically injuring two, media said on Sunday.

The crash happened late on the evening of Feb 1 during heavy rain but was only linked to Duduzane this weekend, just one day after his father announced a general election on May 7.

If Duduzane is found to have been driving recklessly, the incident will be another embarrassment to Mr Zuma, who is already fighting a scandal over a 206 million rand (S$23.6 million) state-funded security upgrade to his private home.

Police confirmed the details of the accident but declined to name the driver or victims, in line with common practice in South Africa.

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