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Zuma’s son, charged for corruption

The son of South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma has been charged with corruption in a court in the commercial city of Johannesburg.

Duduzane Zuma is alleged to have been part of attempts to bribe a former deputy finance minister to agree to a top role in government. The allegation is related to the activities of the controversial Gupta family who are accused of exerting undue influence over President Zuma.

All parties deny any wrongdoing. Duduzane’s father, Jacob Zuma was forced to resign in February following pressure from the ruling ANC party over multiple corruption scandals, including his ties with the Guptas.

The case has been postponed to 24 January 2019 and a bail of 100,000 rand was granted. Mr Zuma was also ordered to hand in his passport. Duduzane Zuma, 34, lives in Dubai, and was back in the country to attend his brother’s funeral.

He is expected back in court on Thursday to face charges of culpable homicide over a crash on a major South African highway in 2014 in which two people were killed.

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