JOHANNESBURG-- The son of former South African president Jacob Zuma, Duduzane Zuma today was granted bail with strict conditions by the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court here Monday for alleged corruption.

He was arrested earler by officers from the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCE) of the police, better known as the Hawks, whose spokesperson, Brigadier Hangwani Mulauzdi, said the charges relate to alleged corruption committed on Oct 23, 2015.

With regards to the charges, Mulaudzi said: At no stage was the DPCI obliged to disclose the intricacies of the investigation in order to protect the rule of law and maintain the integrity of the criminal investigation.

On Friday, the Hawks made arrangements with Zuma's lawyer to bring him before the court. He was granted bail of 100,000 Rand (about 7,480 US dollars) but the State has set out strict bail conditions. These include that he does not either directly or indirectly communicate with the witnesses, appears in person and report to the Rosebank Police Station every Tuesday and Friday at set times and he has been ordered to surrender his two passports to the investigating officer.

In addition to these conditions, Mulauzdi said they agreed that he must not apply for any travel documentation permitting him to leave the borders of South Africa until the finalization of the case and that he must inform the investigating officer if he is to travel outside of Gauteng Province or internationally with sufficient detail of the said travel and itinerary.

The measures put in place are to ensure that the suspect is monitored and ensure his continued attendance in court, said Mulaudzi.

The case has been postponed to Jan 24, 2019.


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