Corruption charges against Duduzane Zuma were withdrawn in the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crime Court on Thursday to allow a key witness to complete testifying at the Zondo inquiry into state capture. “The reason this matter is provisionally withdrawn is to allow one of our key witnesses to conclude leading evidence at the state-capture inquiry and it has also been indicated that such a witness might be cross-examined by Mr Zuma‚” National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane Aldo said on Thursday. Zuma‚ son of former president Jacob Zuma‚ was charged in July 2018 with corruption‚ alternatively with conspiracy to commit corruption‚ relating to an alleged R600m bribe offer made in his presence in 2015 to former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas by a Gupta brother. The NPA denied that it had been ill-prepared or that the provisional withdrawal had been granted because Zuma was the former president’s son. The Gupta brother‚ who Jonas had identified a...

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