Nxasana wants NPA job back ‘to finish what he started’

JOHANNESBURG – Former National Prosecution Authority (NPA) boss Mxolisi Nxasana wants to return to his job to continue the prosecutorial work he was prevented from doing by its highest-profile target – ex-president Jacob Zuma.

In written submissions that were filed on Friday with the Constitutional Court on behalf of Nxasana, his advocates said the rule of law would be ensured by restoring him as leader.

“His reinstatement would allow him to continue the prosecutorial work he was prevented from doing by its highest-profile target (Zuma),” the submissions read.

In two weeks time, Nxasana’s successor, Shaun Abrahams, is expected to announce his decision on whether he will reinstate corruption, fraud, tax evasion and racketeering relating to the multi-billion rand arms deal.

The Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (Casac) doesn’t want Abrahams to be the NDPP deciding on the reinstatement of the charges against Zuma.

Casac told the court that Nxasana “is a man who has a price” and that “the institution (the NPA) is best served if he is not reinstated.

Nxasana’s advocate said, a public servant who withstood the ordeal detailed in Nxasana’s affidavit was precisely the man who should be returned as NDPP to complete his work. Nxasana complained that the high court drew adverse inferences against him.

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