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Nxasana questions why Minister Masutha's involvement is not being challenged

14 August 2018 9:00 AM
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Constitutional Court
Jacob Zuma
NPA
Mxolisi Nxasana
Vusi Pikoli
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Advocate Shaun Abrahams
Golden Handshake

Former NDPP Mxolisi Nxasana says he didn't know the payout he received was a golden handshake.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has less than 90 days to appoint the new National Director of Public Prosecutions.

On Monday, The Constitutional Court found former prosecutions boss Mxolisi Nxasana's settlement and NPA head Shaun Abrahams' subsequent appointment was constitutionally invalid.

I did stand my ground when I was put under pressure by former President Jacob Zuma.

Mxolisi Nxasana, Former NDPP

READ: Abrahams judgement has potentially profound political implications - Analyst

If you listen to the judgment, both judgments penned by the majority court as well as the minority, they both expressed the view that a lot of pressure was put on me but I relentlessly stood my ground until the last moment.

Mxolisi Nxasana, Former NDPP

ALSO READ: Who will be elected acting NDPP now that Abrahams is out?

It had become apparent to me that the President did not want me anymore there at the National Prosecuting Authority.

Mxolisi Nxasana, Former NDPP

Firstly, I didn't know it was a golden handshake. Secondly, I didn't know it was improper.

Mxolisi Nxasana, Former NDPP

READ: 'Dismantling, one brick at a time, the 10-year project of State Capture'

They are talking about me as the head of the NPA. They say the people who were involved in the settlement agreement knew a lot about me and the former President Jacob Zuma and I'm being criticised.

Mxolisi Nxasana, Former NDPP

But there is also another person who is the minister of Justice Michael Masutha who was also a signatory to that agreement. He is holding his office and nobody is challenging his involvement in that agreement which is what I don't understand.

Mxolisi Nxasana, Former NDPP

Advocate Pikoli also left but nobody is questioning that payout.

Mxolisi Nxasana, Former NDPP

Listen to what Professor Pierre De Vos has to say about the judgment...


This article first appeared on 702 : Nxasana questions why Minister Masutha's involvement is not being challenged


14 August 2018 9:00 AM
Tags:
Constitutional Court
Jacob Zuma
NPA
Mxolisi Nxasana
Vusi Pikoli
NDPP
Advocate Shaun Abrahams
Golden Handshake

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