Opposition to use Nkandla as election boost

Thuli Madonsela's report found the president violated the Executive Ethics Code of South Africa.

The latest aerial view of Nkandla taken in August 2013 which was taken by an aerial mapping company using a hi-tech, high-altitude mapping aircraft.

JOHANNESBURG - Opposition parties are expected to use Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's Nkandla report as ammunition in their respective election campaigns.

Madonsela's report found that Zuma violated the Executive Ethics Code of South Africa and benefitted from the almost R250 million upgrades to his KwaZulu-Natal home.

She ordered Zuma account to Parliament, discipline his ministers and pay back a portion of the money spent on upgrades not linked to security.

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the Democratic Alliance (DA), who laid separate criminal charges against Zuma, will be campaigning in the North West and Johannesburg this weekend.

EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi accused Zuma of stealing from the poor, saying he doesn't deserve to spend his life outside a jail cell.

He says the president must first resign, then answer to criminal charges and finally give back the money owed to tax payers.

"He has stolen their resources by building that museum of corruption in Nkandla."

EFF leader Julius Malema will be campaigning for votes in the North West today.

Meanwhile, the DA's Helen Zille told residents on a campaign trail in Mpumalanga yesterday that the state of service delivery in South Africa is unacceptable.

"Dams are full in Mpumalanga but the water supply has ceased in many places. Money is not being spent on infrastructure."

Zille is expected to speak at a jobs rally in Doornfontein later this morning.

While the protector's report set a clear deadline, there's no indication yet as to whether it will be met by the president.

Click here to view the full Nkandla report.