South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma has been urged to report corrupt officials embezzling public funds.
This after the scandal- plagued president said he knows who is stealing public funds in the country, during a rally in his home province of Kwazulu -Natal, on Friday.
Subsequently, officials from South Africa’s main opposition parties, The Democratic Alliance(DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Sunday, called on Zuma to share the information he has with authorities.
“President Jacob Zuma has a legal duty to report, to the law enforcement authorities, those who he knows to be engaged in criminal behaviour,” DA leader, Mmusi Maimane, said in a statement.
While the EFF added in a statement that Zuma must immediatedly report those stealing public funds, otherwise the EFF will lodge ca criminal complaint against the president.
The DA, which tabled a failed no-confidence motion against the president in Parliament last week, filed a criminal complaint against Zuma on Tuesday.
Since ascending to power in 2009, Zuma has survived a string of corruption scandals almost unscathed, but this month the country’s anti-graft watchdog called for a judicial inquiry into allegations of influence-peddling in the ANC government.