Zuma thanks Nxasana for NPA contribution

President Jacob Zuma has thanked outgoing National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Head Mxolisi Nxasana for his contribution.

The president reached a settlement with Nxasana, in terms of which he will vacate his position as National Director of Public Prosecutions from Monday.

Nxasana assumed office in October 2013.

In July last year, Zuma informed Nxasana of his decision to institute an enquiry in order to determine his fitness to continue to hold such office.

Nxasana had subsequently challenged the president’s power to suspend him in the North Gauteng High Court.

The Presidency says following discussions and consultations held responsibly and in good faith, the parties recognised that protracted litigation and the holding of an enquiry are not in the best interest of the NPA, Nxasana, nor the government at large.

Consequently, the president ceased the holding of such an enquiry.

Government recognises that Nxasana is professionally competent and possesses the requisite experience and integrity required to hold a senior position.

Dr Mashau Ramaite is now acting as National Director of Public Prosecutions.

Reported by Rhulani Baloyi, SABC News

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