The National Prosecuting Authority quietly let President Jacob Zuma's son, Duduzane Zuma, off the hook eight months after a magistrate ruled he was responsible for the death of a young woman in a car accident. Despite the high-profile nature of the case, the NPA has never publicly announced its decision, but it has emerged in correspondence in the leaked Gupta e-mails which The Times has obtained. Randburg Magistrate Lalitha Chetty ruled on December 11 2014 that Zuma was negligent when the Porsche he was driving collided with a taxi on the M1 highway. Two women who were travelling in the taxi died. Phumzile Dube, 30, died at the scene, and Jeanette Mashaba died in hospital a few weeks after the crash. Mashaba's death was ruled a result of natural causes. Zuma maintained that his high-powered Porsche hit a puddle of water and he lost control, veering into the taxi, which in turn smashed into the barrier. Shortly after the accident, the NPA decided for the first time not to prosecute ...

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