There has been mixed reaction over a decision by lobby group AfriForum to privately prosecute Duduzane Zuma on charges of culpable homicide with some critics questioning it's intent.
Head of the private prosecuting unit, Advocate Gerrie Nel, made the announcement in Centurion on Tuesday morning.
Afriforum must take up the case of ordinary folk in Diesplot or Alex that are unrelated to politically connected folks it they are genuine— Sure Kamhunga (@sure_kamhunga) October 17, 2017
AfriForum and Gerrie Nel prosecutions:— Mark Nyiwa Macala (@mithisa_motho) October 17, 2017
Commenting on the matter, Stephen Grootes says there is plenty of blame to go around.
You have the union solidarity, really the same group as Afriforum, they are representing the families of three of the people who died in the Esidimeni Life tragedy.— Stephen Grootes, 702 anchor
You may want to be a little more cynical, what is happening here is that these groups are trying to broaden their appeal and remove the sting of the claim that they are for one group only. Don't forget this is the same group of people that runs a residence at the University of Pretoria that just happens to only have white Afrikaans students in it.— Stephen Grootes, 702 anchor
How did these groups get to play this role? They do it because of the huge gaps that have been left in our society by bad leadership. If the National Prosecuting Authority had charged Duduzane Zuma, Gerrie Nel wouldn't have this opportunity....there is plenty of blame to go around.— Stephen Grootes, 702 anchor
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