Another scandal hits the NPA

2014-06-08 14:09
Mxolisi Nxasana (Picture: City Press)

Mxolisi Nxasana (Picture: City Press)

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Cape Town - A senior National Prosecuting Agency boss has been accused of interfering in a R20m tender investigation and word is charges will be brought against him.

According to The Sunday Independent, head of the Specialised Commercial Crimes Unit, Lawrence Mrwebi, who cleared crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli of corruption charges, will face arrest for interfering – or trying to block – the investigation into a case involving friend and colleague Terrence Joubert, who was implicated in the irregular awarding of a R20m security tender by the agency a few years ago.

This latest twist to the tale comes amid weeks of mudslinging by parties within the embattled agency following revelations that NPA boss Mxolisi Nxasana failed to get security clearance due to past brushes with the law.

Following this, former justice minister Jeff Radebe instructed him to resign from the job. Nxasana refused to do so.

Nxasana however claims there is a faction within the NPA – led by his deputy Nomgcobo Jiba – that is trying to oust him.
Read more on:    npa  |  mxolisi nxasana  |  richard mdluli  |  jeffrey radebe  |  lawrence mrwebi

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