NPA boss says there is plot to oust him

NPA head Mxolisi Nxasana is ready to fight back following damning allegations against him.

NPA boss Mxolisi Nxasana. Picture: Sebabatso Mosamo/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Mxolisi Nxasana is reportedly willing to fight to keep his job and has accused his deputy of engineering a plot to oust him.

Nxasana has made headlines in recent days after it emerged he was refused a security clearance because of previous brushes with the law, including being tried for murder years ago.

Today reports claim he is also accused of nepotism and serious traffic offences.

According to the Sunday Independent, Nxasana has come out guns blazing accusing his deputy Nomgcobo Jiba and the Special Director of Public Prosecutions Lawrence Mrwebi of being behind a plot to have him fired.

The embattled prosecutions boss was asked by former justice minister Jeff Radebe to resign after failing a security clearance.

He claims his colleagues have been abusing NPA resources to dig up dirt on him.

Nxasana was appointed to lead the NPA last October.

Newly appointed Justice Minister Michael Masutha has reportedly requested a meeting with President Jacob Zuma to discuss the matter.