NPA IMU head resigns

Johannesburg - Suspended National Prosecuting Authority integrity management unit (IMU) head Prince Mokotedi has resigned, the NPA said on Thursday.

"I can confirm that we have served him with a formal charge sheet and he confirmed receipt of it, but he in turn gave us a hand-written resignation letter," NPA spokesperson Nathi Mncube told Sapa.

The resignation poses a dilemma for the NPA.

"We are going to consider it and make a determination to go ahead with disciplinary proceedings or accept it and leave it at that," said Mncube.

In June, Mokotedi was suspended after a document on former prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach was leaked to the media. Mokotedi has denied leaking it.

A day before his suspension, The Star carried a report on the IMU document which recommended that Breytenbach be criminally charged for corruption, misconduct, conflict of interest, fraud, and racketeering.

In the unit's report, Breytenbach is accused of soliciting a loan of about R11m from businessman Nathan Kirsh, a complainant in two cases she was prosecuting.

Breytenbach is also accused of accepting a R6.3m donation from Kirsh through the FW de Klerk Foundation towards legal fees in her labour dispute with the NPA.

In April 2012, Breytenbach was suspended from the NPA and later faced a lengthy disciplinary hearing on 15 charges, which included failing to act impartially while investigating the Kumba Iron Ore Sishen and Imperial Crown Trading mining rights issue.

She was accused of "improper relations" with Sishen's lawyer Mike Hellens.

Breytenbach countered that this was related to her opposition to a decision to withdraw fraud and corruption charges against former police crime intelligence head Richard Mdluli.

In May last year, a NPA disciplinary hearing found her not guilty on all the charges and she was allowed to return to work, only to find she was to be transferred.

In the Labour Court, Breytenbach unsuccessfully applied to have her transfer overturned.

Breytenbach left the NPA to join the DA as an MP.

Made-In SA 2014-08-07 04:02:11 PM
In last weeks edition of the investigating newspaper on Fridays,i read an interesting article of exactly what the spytapes were. They were the result of a full blown SAPS Crime Intelligence operation,dating back to 2003,called Operation Destroy Lucifer,targeting around 45 people in the NPA and Scorpions like Leonard McCarthy and Gerrie Nel. Another interesting fact is that a former commander of Crime Intelligence,Mulangi Mphegho,at one point in the endless prosecutoral wars stated under oath that these phone intercepts reveal that the NDPP who decided not to charge Number One had an affair with a prosecutor in Kimberley and that he alledgedly approved fraudulent travel claims by her in order to pursue the relationship with him.Nice blackmailing material don't you think? Mpshe is still an acting judge in the Land Claims court 4 years after he left the post of NDPP and has never appeared before the Judicial Services Commission,where difficult questions can be asked. In that article it is also clearly stated that Mpegho in 2007 approved an application to conduct phone and electronic intercepts of 6 targets on the basis that they are drug suspects.One of that suspects was Leonard McCarthy. A certain Richard Mdluli also approached a certain Prince Mokotedi,head of the NPA "Integrity" Management Unit in September 2007,to ask for help in his investigation of Gerrie Nel,Mokotedi referred him to a certain Nomgcobo Jiba
Nin Ja Kitty 2014-08-07 04:04:32 PM
No pressure, I am guessing. Not to worry Prince you can pull up to parliament and walk into another position. Got to love take disciplinary action or accept it and leave it at that. The easy route out. Yo yo.
FastnEasy Loans 2014-08-07 04:04:38 PM
Ongoing Mud-slinging in this institution threatens to paralyse its ability to effectively execute its mandate to deliver Justice.
Siphiwo Khuzwayo 2014-08-07 04:22:44 PM
What is happening in that house - NPA House? For how long will these battles run? Political administration vs Public Administration in one house.
Abel-Goitsemang 'Tsitsi' Mogotsi 2014-08-07 04:36:44 PM
The Rich Mdluli drama continues #politics smh
On The Edge 2014-08-07 05:01:25 PM
Thanks for all that literature Made-In-SA, quite in-depth as well as interesting, just one question, what can you offer up as proof w.r.t. all that you have stated here or is it an aducated opinion?
On The Edge 2014-08-07 05:17:25 PM
Now onto my next point, keeping in mind what Made-In-SA implied in all of his comments made and by all accounts mine does not compare; how can one explain the fact that those helpless young girls, who took the time to commemrate a black South African domestic helper's culture and by this is also meant their district appearance, as it would appear if you dressed like a Mexican, Rastafarian, etc., they were condemned, ridiculed and victimised without a second thought, yet people in power continue to run the country into the ground, with impunity, without a guilty conscience and without the slightest consequences? A mouthful I know and I hope you got all of that!?
On The Edge 2014-08-07 06:30:35 PM
Ain't that the point then Made-In-Africa? All these facts and no consisive repercussion... I get so tired when I realise that all of these words fall on deaf ears... Talk is really cheap...
On The Edge 2014-08-07 06:36:56 PM
Talk is really getting cheaper by the... day nc...
On The Edge 2014-08-07 06:47:02 PM
Cheers Made-In-Africa, catch up with you in another thread as this one's about to expire on my tablet... Thanks for all the fact and for exposing the fact that I don't read M&G or any print media for that matter... lol