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Pretoria - The new National Prosecuting Authority boss Mxolisi Nxasana has failed to make a good impression among his staff after having his predecessor’s executive secretary barred from her office.

According to the Sunday Independent, Jackie Lepinka was forcibly locked out of her office less than a week after Nxasana took over. A junior clerk in the office was also redeployed to another department.

Insiders say that Nxasana wants nothing to do with the staff of his predecessor, Nomgcobo Jiba. However, the matter has been taken up with the Department of Justice director-general Nonkululeko Sindane, who is the accounting officer for the NPA.

According to Nxasana, he apparently wants a PA of his choice and one with security clearance. This comes after it emerged last week that Nxasana himself had not been vetted.

Security clearance checks include background checks so as to ensure officials have no criminal records, pending cases against them, financial misconduct charges or any other embarrassing situations.

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