Zuma considers NPA head suspension

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma has notified NPA head Mxolisi Nxasana that he is considering suspending him, the presidency said on Friday.

"The president is considering suspending him with full pay... pending [an] inquiry," presidency spokesperson Mac Maharaj said in a statement.

"Details of the inquiry into his fitness to hold office are being finalised and they will be communicated to him in due course."

Maharaj said Nxasana, the national director of public prosecutions (NDPP), would be given an opportunity to make written representation.

Earlier, the NPA said Nxasana had not been suspended and that he was attending a funeral and therefore was not at the office on Friday.

NPA spokesperson Nathi Mncube said Deputy NDPP Willie Hofmeyr would be acting in his place.

This follows a report in The New Age that Nxasana had been suspended.

Zuma announced his decision to institute the inquiry on 5 July after reports emerged that Nxasana had apparently not been given a security clearance because of past brushes with the law.

These included being tried for murder about 30 years ago. He was acquitted on the charge based on his version of self-defence.


Helen Sanya 2014-08-01 02:45:34 PM
With full pay!? Off course. Another wasteful expenditure.
Murei Isaac Ndou 2014-08-01 02:45:52 PM
Nothing has been said on the unfit Hlaodi Motsoeneng...jah neh
Stephanes Heunis 2014-08-01 02:45:58 PM
that showerhead are prelong his jail time
Eddie Daniels 2014-08-01 02:46:12 PM
Not worth further words.................................
Nin Ja Kitty 2014-08-01 02:46:48 PM
Full pay - so no surprises there then. Will they remember to fire him or will he be on full pay forever.
Pat Aldrich 2014-08-01 02:48:52 PM
How can he fire those who proctect hin useless $#!*;+?#?
Joe Irwin 2014-08-01 02:49:01 PM
The one hand has no idea what the other is doing.
Glenn Owen Watkins 2014-08-01 02:53:23 PM
This is JZ's way of warning him not to allow those spy tapes into the hands of the DA
Mzukulu Mvubu 2014-08-01 02:54:23 PM
Suprised by full pay just recently we were told government employees are earning too mch while suspended and its must stop its must be suspension without pay.now nxasane is going to get paid.one of the exempted south african
Nan Sajini 2014-08-01 02:58:53 PM
That is soo true Zuma controls everything