South Africa 4.7.2014 01:18 pm

Mxolisi Nxasana not ordered to quit – NPA

FILE PICTURE: Head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Mxolisi Nxasana. Picture: GCIS

FILE PICTURE: Head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Mxolisi Nxasana. Picture: GCIS

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on Friday denied reports in The New Age that its head Mxolisi Nxasana was ordered by President Jacob Zuma to resign or face being fired.

“The story is a pure fabrication by information peddlers with a very active imagination,” NPA spokesman Nathi Ncube told a Sapa reporter via sms.

Sources close to the NPA and the presidency reportedly told the newspaper Zuma met Nxasana recently to discuss Mxolisi Nxasana’s future.

It was at that meeting that Zuma reportedly asked Mxolisi Nxasana to resign or face being fired.

Mxolisi Nxasana then reportedly pleaded with Zuma to reconsider his position.

Mxolisi Nxasana told the paper the meeting did not take place.

“It never happened. He never asked me to resign. That I can assure you. We are communicating with the president. He is still applying his mind. I am sure once he has applied his mind it will be communicated to the media and the public,” Mxolisi Nxasana was quoted as saying.

Presidency spokesman Mac Maharaj reportedly also told the paper there was no such meeting.

Sapa called Maharaj to confirm what he had told the paper. He was not immediately available to comment.

– Sapa

 

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