Spies probe NPA war

2014-06-22 03:00

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The State Security Agency (SSA) is investigating an alleged plot to oust prosecutions boss Mxolisi Nxasana – but an affidavit it’s using in the probe may be a fake.

The document forms the basis of an investigation that the SSA is conducting into the existence of the plot. City Press understands that Nxasana himself gave the agency a copy of the affidavit.

The bitter feud in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) with Nxasana in one corner and former acting head Nomgcobo Jiba in the other took a new turn this week.

The affidavit, obtained by City Press, was allegedly deposed to by senior NPA official Terence Joubert and signed on November 25 last year. The document was sent to Nxasana’s private and NPA email addresses from Joubert’s official NPA address on the same day.

Nxasana had only been in the job since August 2013.

Joubert, however, claims this email path must have been forged. It only reached the SSA earlier this week, months after the deposition.

Late on Friday, Joubert, the head of NPA security and risk management in KwaZulu-Natal, told City Press that the affidavit was a fake and that he didn’t depose to it.

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