A South African court acquitted Duduzane Zuma, the son of former president Jacob Zuma, of manslaughter charges over a fatal late-night car crash in 2014.
Duduzane, 35, had pleaded not guilty at a magistrates’ court in Johannesburg to causing the death of Phumzile Dube after his Porsche hit a minibus.
One woman died in the crash, three others were injured and another passenger died in hospital weeks later.
Magistrate Tebogo Thupaatlase said the state had failed to prove the manslaughter charges beyond a reasonable doubt.
“The accused is found not guilty,” he said.
“None of the evidence presented established that there was anything that a reasonable man in the position of the accused, on that night would have foreseen.”
Zuma had testified that his car had spun out of control after hitting a pool of water
The judgement was given amid tight security, former president Zuma was at the court to support his son, as well as Duduzane’s twin sister Duduzile.