Charges laid against top NPA officials

Johannesburg - Criminal charges have been laid against three NPA senior officials, the prosecuting authority confirmed on Sunday.

"Yes, it is indeed correct," National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Nathi Mncube said in reply to an SMS from Sapa.

Former acting NPA head Nomgcobo Jiba, director of public prosecutions for north Gauteng Sibongile Mzinyathi and head of the NPA's specialised commercial crimes unit Lawrence Mrwebi were facing charges of perjury.

City Press newspaper reported that the charges followed court findings made about the NPA's leadership last year.

Mdluli charges

This was after rights group Freedom Under Law successfully applied to overturn the dropping of criminal charges against former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli.

Mdluli is expected back in court on Monday, reportedly on charges which included kidnapping, assault and intimidation.

Mncube confirmed he was expected to appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court but would not say on what charges.

According to the newspaper, National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Mxolisi Nxasana has written to President Jacob Zuma asking him to suspend Jiba, Mrwebi and Mzinyathi, pending an inquiry into their fitness to hold office.

Nxasana himself could be facing suspension, pending an inquiry. This was after reports emerged that he had apparently not been given a security clearance for the job as NPA boss because of past brushes with the law.

Earlier this week, the presidency said Zuma had notified Nxasana that he was considering suspending him with full pay.

Themba Beuk Bevu 2014-08-10 01:25:44 PM
The NPA is not in healthy hands of zuma corrupt criminal administration
Akhenaten 2014-08-10 01:32:57 PM
Whoever appointed them should also be fired for not appointing people suitable for the job.
Adrian Woon 2014-08-10 01:48:31 PM
Good for the NPA. Lets hope they can see this through.
Petrus Kruger 2014-08-10 01:50:42 PM
PLEASE STOP IT ! I am trying to finish an article about government corruption but ... it does not want to end!!
Paul Dennis Murison 2014-08-10 01:58:31 PM
Just look at the names and it says it all! Good stuff!
Victor Ndabenhle Mkhaliphi 2014-08-10 02:07:46 PM
All those in the NPA who support Mdluli are in the Zuma team and these three are part of that team. Nxasana is showing his muscles, I just hope that there is enough evidence to convict these individuals. At the end of all the shenanigans at NPA, Zuma must stop decking and diving and see his day in court.
Vusi Sithole811 2014-08-10 02:20:25 PM
This is a circus
Robert Khuma Sauka 2014-08-10 02:30:48 PM
One of of those painful stories underlining how the moral decay has rooted itself firmly in democratic South Africa's most important can the state deliver justice with a compromised justice system?
Deon Du Plessis 2014-08-10 02:37:34 PM
Wow Robert! Perfectly put!!
September Mphikeleli 2014-08-10 02:52:38 PM
Why why only Zulus in NPA Nxasana,Morwebi,Jiba,Mncube,Mzinyathi this is curruption thugs Mdluli what about indians,whites etc is only this Zulus that are quilified no ????