Zondo hears top law job came without interview, clearance

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- citizen.co.za | 2 weeks ago

Mxolisi Nxasana was fully aware of the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) history of challenges related to political interference, which led to those appointed to head the law enforcement agency not completing their full 10-year term in office – and he soon became a victim thereof as well.

The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture today heard testimony from the former director of public prosecutions (NDPP), Nxasana, the sixth-most senior NPA official appointed on October 1, 2013. He told Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo of political interference, which affected the independence of the institution.

“From this history and also what I experienced at the NPA, there has been political interference, as well as external interference that impacted on the work of the NPA and its stability,” said Nxasana.

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