Jiba sought to oust me, claims Nxasana

Jiba sought to oust me, claims Nxasana

Former prosecutions head Mxolisi Nxasana claims to have proof that his deputy Nomcgobo Jiba started a campaign to have him removed from office.


Nxasana appeared before the commission of inquiry into state capture on Wednesday. 


Shortly after his appointment by former president Jacob Zuma in 2013, Nxasana said there were already claims around the NPA corridors that he will not last longer than three months. 


Nxasana said he received two separate tip-offs.  


"I received an unsolicited statement in the form of an affidavit from one member of the NPA by the name of Terrance Joubert, who was based in Durban. He sent me an email telling me that there was a campaign by advocate Jiba to dig dirt about me and the purpose was to embarrass me so that the president would remove me as the NDPP and she would then stand a chance to continue as the acting NDPP or be appointed permanently.”


He told commission chair Raymond Zondo that both whistleblowers sent him audio recordings.


"In the recording, Joubert had undertaken to hook up Mlhongo with people from the Road Accident Fund, as they were alleging that I had embezzled clients monies when I handled RAF claims. I don't know how they got it but they were aware my wife was at some stage employed at the RAF office in Durban."

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Nxasana also refused to appeal a court judgment in favour of former KwaZulu-Natal Hawks boss Johan Booysen, which were instituted by Jiba, as Jiba and her team of experts could not provide him with evidence of racketeering against Booysen. 


Nxasana eventually left the NPA in 2015, after he was forced out of office and given an R10 million golden handshake by Zuma, who replaced him with Shaun Abrahams. 


The golden handshake was eventually declared invalid by the Constitutional Court.  


Nxasana eventually had to halt his testimony as some of the implicated persons had not furnished with a notice. 


Zondo adjourned proceedings until implicated parties have been notified. 


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