Johannesburg - There were scenes of commotion and confrontation on Thursday morning between opposing groups outside the Randburg Magistrate's Court, where Duduzane Zuma briefly appeared on charges of culpable homicide.
Black First Land First (BLF) members, who turned up with placards, called for the arrest of the last apartheid president F.W De Klerk. They were chanting "arrest De Klerk, hands off Zuma" in apparent support for former president Jacob Zuma's son.
Members of the BLF were also involved in confrontations with Afriforum, which says Duduzane has a case to answer. BLF members physically prevented Afriforum CEO Kallie Kriel from entering the court building.
Kriel who was shouted at as he walked towards the court said people who were supporting Duduzane were not being sympathetic towards the victims.
Duduzane is being charged for the deaths of two minibus taxi passengers following an accident in February 2014.
Zimbabwe national Phumzile Dube died after Duduzane's Porsche collided with the minibus taxi in which she was travelling. Another passenger Nanki Jeanette Mashaba‚ who was injured in the accident‚ later died in hospital.