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20 Mar 2014
2:41 pm

Malema arrives to lay charges against Zuma

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema arrived at Sunnyside police station in Pretoria on Thursday to lay charges against President Jacob Zuma.

FILE PICTURE: EFF leader, Julius Malema announced their candidates for the 2014 elections at a press conference held at the Orion Biuilding in Braamfontein, 17 March 2014. Picture: Neil McCartney

He was accompanied by senior EFF member Floyd Shivambu and lawyer Dali Mpofu.

The three were taken upstairs to the station commander’s office.

Reporters were barred from entering the office.

Malema was to lay charges against Zuma following the release on Wednesday of Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s final report on the upgrades to Zuma’s private Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal.

In her report, Madonsela found Zuma “unduly benefited from the enormous capital investment” in the Nkandla upgrades, totalling R246 million.

EFF supporters waved placards outside the station while singing anti-Zuma slogans.

Some posters read “Zuma you are a thief” and “Arrest those who killed Marikana miners”.

A makeshift coffin bearing Zuma’s face read “Zuma rest in peace”.