Stephen Grootes: Had NPA charged Duduzane Zuma, Nel would not be stepping in

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.

READ: AfriForum to privately prosecute Duduzane Zuma for culpable homicide

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

ALSO READ: Gerrie Nel on why he's persuing prosecution against Duduzane Zuma

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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