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Zuma a looter - EFF

Zuma a looter - EFF

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema, has branded President Jacob Zuma a looter for misusing public funds on his private Nkandla residence.

He made the statement at a near-on eight hours sitting of Parliament’s ad hoc committee on Thursday, after opposition parties concluded that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s report, was more credible than those complied by the Special Investigations Unit and the Ministerial Task team.

"The president is involved in the looting of money of our people," said Malema.

"The president must take full responsibility because he willingly took part in this corruption and as result he must be charged. South Africa has been reduced to personal rule.

"Each time there is an institution that has a problem with President Zuma, we decide that institution must be destroyed in defence of one individual. The public protector is what we have left, everything else has been corrupted," he said.

Malema also added that opposition parties shared the views of the EFF, and would not hesitate in taking the matter to the Constitutional Court as a review of the public protector’s findings is prohibited.

"If you want to review the public protector's report, we are going to leave the committee and we will see you in court. We are not going to be bullied by an ANC that does anything to protect President Zuma," Malema added.

His statement was backed up by Freedom Front Plus (FF+) MP Corne Mulder, who said, "You [ANC] will even put the Constitution on the altar to protect the president. This is a vital matter. It is going to the Constitutional Court".

Earlier, the ruling party stated that Zuma could not be held accountable for the money spend nor refunding a certain amount as stipulated in Madonsela’s report.

"Our view is that remedial action is not binding, it has the status of recommendations," ANC MP Mathole Motshekga said.

"Therefore it is for us at the end of this engagement to decide what we do when the balance of evidence points in the other direction," he said.

Last month, Madonsela’s submitted a seven page letter to Zuma in which she expressed her concern that the president had failed to address any of her findings regarding her Nkandla report, Secure in Comfort.


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