Duduzane Zuma Biography
Duduzane Zuma was born in 1984. He is the son of the President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma and Kate Zuma and the twin brother of Duduzile Zuma. He is the Director of Mabengela Investment and non executive director of JIC Mining services.
Duduzane Zuma Career
He came to prominence between 2007 and 2009 when his father became the president of the ANC political party and later the President of South Africa as he became the director of major South African businesses.
He made controversies when he joined the companies of Gupta family. He was also involved in the state capture of PRASA with the tender meant to be given to the Chinese.
Duduzane Zuma Educational Background
He attended Pretoria Boys High School and later studied Information Technology as his major faculty.
- Mabengela Investments
- Westdawn Investments
- Gemini Moon 254
- Karibu Hospitality
- Afripalm Horizons
- Sahara Holding
- Shiva Uranium
July 2008- Present: Director of Mabengela Investment in Klerksdorp South Africa, Mining, Energy and Natural Resources.
September 2008- Present: Non Executive Director of JIC Mining Services
Director of Sahara Computers (ICT and Telecommunications)
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Duduzane Zuma Wedding – Duduzane Zuma Wife
In May 2015 Duduzane married Shanice Stork at a wedding cerermony at the Fairmont Hotel, Zimbali which was followed by a traditional ceremony in Nkadla, his father’s homestead.
Duduzane Zuma House
He bought an apartment worth nearly R18-Million at the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa building in Dubai.Leaked e-mails showed that Duduzane purchased the property with substantial assistance from the Guptas and their associates at the end of 2015. The transaction came only months before a letter was circulated in which the Zumas appeared to be seeking residency in the United Arab Emirates‚ the e-mails show.
Duduzane Zuma Net Worth
Information about his net worth will be updated soon.
Duduzane Zuma interview with BBC
On why he is a business partner of the Guptas
Duduzane Zuma: I don’t think they wanted anything from me. They liked me. As I liked them. I think I’m a likeable guy!
Why did they like you, do you think?
Duduzane Zuma: That’s a question that you’ll have to ask them. I don’t know. I think I’m a likeable guy. There’s nothing untoward about it. There’s no unpacking the relationship and what was in it for them, what was in it for me. It was just a meeting of minds – they understood me, I understood them.
You don’t look back and say, maybe they wanted me because I’m the son of the president?
Duduzane Zuma: I look back and I think I’m glad I met these guys and I’m glad we are where we are today.
And then we had this bolt out of the blue, where the deputy minister of finance, Mcebisi Jonas, comes out and tells the public that he was offered a bribe by the Guptas in your presence. Were you present that day – was Mcebisi Jonas offered a bribe by the Guptas?
Duduzane Zuma: Mr Jonas was not offered a bribe by the Guptas. I did meet them. I was present. There was no such thing that took part.
So what was the purpose of his visit then?
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Duduzane Zuma: It wasn’t a visit per se, it was a meeting that was arranged from my side to sort out certain issues that had nothing to do with the Guptas or any other related people.
So you are clear – it’s either you are telling the truth or he is lying.
Duduzane Zuma: That’s absolutely correct.
So which is it?
Duduzane Zuma: I’m telling the truth.
You are the son of the South African president and you are here in Dubai – why are you here? Do you have a property here?
Duduzane Zuma: [Laughs] Firstly, I’m on business here. Secondly, Dubai is a wonderful place and I’m you would agree. Thirdly, I do not have a property in Dubai. I do not own an apartment in the Burj Khalifa.
Does your father own a house and apartment here?
Duduzane Zuma: My father owns a house. It’s in Nkandla. His area is called Nkandla. It’s in northern KwaZulu-Natal. In Dubai he does not own any property whatsoever.
Did the Guptas buy a property on his behalf?
Duduzane Zuma: I think my father is a grown man [and] does not need anyone buying any properties on his behalf, including myself.
But there’s no property under a company that is linked to you or linked to the Guptas perhaps on your behalf? I just want to clarify that because that has been in the media for many weeks now.
Duduzane Zuma: I do not own any property. My father does not own any property in this beautiful country – or beautiful city, should I say. And as far as I’m concerned, I mean, the Guptas have three brothers, I’m not sure if there are any other Guptas in this wonderful place but none of us own any properties.
I hope that, because you know the importance of these issues, perhaps you would allow me a little bit of leniency in asking this question – Mr Zuma, are you corrupt?
Duduzane Zuma: Mr Nkosi, I’m not corrupt. I’m not corrupt. I’ve not involved myself in any corrupt practice, in any corrupt business.
Are you concerned that you may be, in the end, locked up following all these allegations, going to prison for corruption? Does that cross your mind?
Duduzane Zuma: It just crossed my mind now. It’s the first time … I don’t know if you saw it crossing my mind but it’s gone! [Laughs] No.
It doesn’t cross your mind?
Duduzane Zuma: Why should it? It just crossed it now, since you mentioned it. I actually saw it crossing now and it’s gone.