AUP: Prosecute Zuma over Nkandla

The AUP has laid criminal charges against President Jacob Zuma following the Nkandla report.

FILE: The Nkandla homestead. Picture: City Press.

JOHANNESBURG - The leader of the Africa Unite Party (AUP) has called on the Director of Public Prosecutions to prosecute President Jacob Zuma based on the findings of Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

Madonsela's much awaited report into security upgrades at Zuma's Nkandla homestead found he had improperly benefited at taxpayer's expense.

She also called on Zuma to pay back a reasonable part of the upgrades which do not constitute security.

The party's Robin Danton says he has opened a case of fraud and corruption at the Johannesburg Central Police Station against Zuma.

"I think the momentum is growing now also within the ANC to remove the president because he's an embarrassment to the world. People don't want to invest in this country because they don't see it as a business destination anymore. They see a bunch of thieves and criminals running the country and something need to be done about it."

Meanwhile, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has threatened to occupy the Union Buildings if Zuma does not step down within 20 days.

The party has also laid charges of corruption, theft, fraud and racketeering against Zuma following the release of the Nkandla report.