Nxasana: Zuma was told I planned to reinstate charges

Nxasana: Zuma was told I planned to reinstate charges

Former National Director of Public Prosecutions, Mxolisi Nxasana is back at the State Capture Inquiry, he says former President Jacob Zuma was fed lies about him which resulted in him being pushed out of the organisation. 

Mxolisi Nxasana August
State Capture Inquiry

Nxasana's testimony was previously postponed after former Deputy NDPP, Nomgcobo Jiba's lawyers objected to him implicating her without prior notice. 

He said according to the information he received in 2014 from other NPA officials, Jiba and another NPA official Lawrence Mwrebi had peddled the lie that he planned to reinstate corruption charges against Zuma.

"Every corner I went to I was confronted with the same question, in Durban and here in Gauteng people were asking me that they hear that the reason why the President wants me out is that he was told I intended to reinstate charges against him. Which is something I had not thought of as I had not even seen the docket which was with Jiba at the time,"

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Nxasana says after numerous attempts to meet with Zuma, he eventually got the opportunity after filing an interdict against Zuma's intention to suspend him. 

"At the meeting, I had with the President I told him that I was aware of the campaign to get me removed which started before I was even appointed. He said to me one of the things people have told him was that I was meeting Bulelani Ngcuka who was the first NDPP. He said he was told I was meeting Ngcuka at a certain flat in Durban and they were prepared to take him there,"

He said Zuma told him whenever he hears the name Ngcuka he goes crazy because he believes the former NDPP hates him. 

Ngcuka was embroiled in controversy when he made the decision to bring corruption charges against Zuma before he was elected as President in 2009.

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