NPA boss facing woman beater allegations

2014-06-15 09:21
Mxolisi Nxasana (Picture: City Press)

Mxolisi Nxasana (Picture: City Press)

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Johannesburg - Embattled National Prosecuting Agency boss Mxolisi Nxasana has been accused of being a woman beater by a former girlfriend’s mother.

According to the Sunday Times, Aggrieneth Khumalo, the mother of Nxasana’s one-time girlfriend, the NPA boss was a hothead that would beat her daughter, Joyce, at the slightest provocation.

The 72-year-old mother said that during their year-long relationship “he liked beating her up for every little mistake she made”.

When the young woman dumped him, he allegedly tried to strangle her. He also beat her so badly that she landed up in hospital.

She brought an assault charge against him but was apparently too scared to testify.

It is believed that this is the assault case for which Nxasana paid a R50 admission of guilt fine in 1986. Joyce died in 1998 in an unrelated incident.

Controversy around the NPA boss has continued to deepen after he was accused of being linked to a second murder recently.

It was reported last week that the head of the integrity management unit Prince Mokotedi said he had been stopped by the agency from investigating allegations that one of the assault charges against Nxasana in the 1980s had in fact been a killing.

The controversy arose a few weeks back when it emerged that Nxasana was called to a meeting by former justice minister Jeff Radebe and asked to resign only days before President Jacob Zuma announced his new Cabinet. This came after Nxasana failed to get security clearance.

Last week the DA said it is seeking an urgent probe into the October appointment of Nxasana.

Democratic Alliance MP Glynnis Breytenbach said in a statement on Wednesday that Parliament's justice portfolio committee should meet to investigate the process followed in appointing Nxasana, as well as determine whether the National Prosecuting Authority was being politicised.

Breytenbach said allegations had surfaced that Nxasana was not appointed through an appropriate process.
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