Zuma meets with Nxasana over NPA inquiry

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma met National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Mxolisi Nxasana on Friday, the presidency said.

"[The two met] to discuss various matters around the president's intention to hold an enquiry into the NDPP's fitness to hold office," spokesperson Mac Maharaj said in a statement.

"The president has taken note of the issues raised by the NDPP."

He said an announcement would be made when all the processes had been completed.

Earlier this month, Zuma notified Nxasana that he was considering suspending him pending an inquiry into his fitness to hold office.

Nxasana filed an urgent application in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria this week seeking an interdict to stop Zuma from suspending him before he had been provided with full details of the allegations against him and given a chance to make further representations.

Judge Joseph Raulinga postponed his application indefinitely.

Zuma announced his decision to institute the inquiry on 5 July5, after reports emerged that Nxasana had apparently not been given a security clearance because of past brushes with the law.

This included being tried for murder about 30 years ago.

He was acquitted on the charge based on his version of self-defence.