DA welcomes NPA inquiry recommendation

Johannesburg - The DA on Sunday welcomed reports that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has recommended inquiries be conducted into three senior officials' fitness to hold office.

"The DA urges President [Jacob] Zuma to apply his mind to these recommendations as a matter of urgency and not to dither as he has done with the announcement of the terms of reference into the inquiry of the National Director Public Prosecutions, Mxolisi Nxasana," Democratic Alliance MP Glynnis Breytenbach said in a statement.

"It does appear, however, that Nxasana is making a concerted effort to clean up the rot that has set in the NPA."

She called on Zuma to hastily establish the boards of inquiry and announce the terms of reference without delay.

The NPA confirmed on Sunday that charges had been laid against former acting head Nomgcobo Jiba, director of public prosecutions for north Gauteng Sibongile Mzinyathi and head of the NPA's specialised commercial crimes unit Lawrence Mrwebi.

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

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.

According to the newspaper Nxasana has written to 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.

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proudlysa 2014/08/10 07:32:05 PM
What a disgrace the ANC has become under Zuma's "leadership". Each and very institution has got some scandal plaguing it (NPA, SABC, Escom, Municipalities, SARS....the list goes on and on). Where are the good people in the ANC?? stand up for what is right before it is too late
Maru Sebata 2014/08/10 08:08:01 PM
Nxasana 4 Presidency, he is the right man for the job! We mst support this man 2 clean up the NPA! M disturbed by the smear campaigns by our intel' structures! Mature intel' structures operate @ national level not @ individual level ! Patriotism @ professionalism shd be the guiding principles for our Intel' agencies ! for now individualism, money & opportunism is the guiding principles!
September Mphikeleli 2014/08/10 09:01:23 PM
This Zulus they think South Africa belong to them Mzinyathi,Jiba,Morwebi,Mcube,Nxasana two thugs Zuma and Mdluli why Zulus always or what Zulu cluster bow and arrow ??National Pathetic Apology NPA
Russell Sibusiso Xaba 2014/08/10 09:12:56 PM
Nxasana is a qualified&reliable candidate in molding NPA.
Dan Butler 2014/08/10 10:48:05 PM
How can zoomer apply his mind to these recommendations?
Frank Jordaan 2014/08/11 06:43:12 AM
And the biggest slimy snake in this cesspool is Mrs jiba whose husband spent time in jail for common fraud when he was an attorney. He stole money from a client and was sentenced to 5 years in prison. However he was pardoned by Zoomer- obviously to buy the support from this arrogant ambitiouSand to safeguard het spot in the
Nin Ja Kitty 2014/08/11 08:18:32 AM
Sheep are sheep. Ancers will continue their behaviour as long as they have Zuma as a leader.