Johannesburg - Duduzane Zuma, the son of former president Jacob Zuma, was not driving negligently when his car crashed into a taxi in February 2014, but a water puddle caused him to lose control of his Porsche, his lawyer Mike Hellens told the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.
Hellens said Zuma was driving cautiously because of the rain.
Meanwhile, the driver of the taxi Zuma's car hit, Vusi Dlamini, said even though it was raining heavily, he could clearly see the road.
The State’s first witness Mthombisi Khumalo, who is employed at the South African Weather Service, was unable to say how much rain fell or how heavy it rained on the night of the crash.
Dlamini said before the accident, he saw storm drains and there was a lot of water flowing into them. But added that the water was not flowing towards his direction in the second lane where he was driving.