More claims against NDPP

Mxolisi Nxasana’s past has been called into question after allegations he assaulted his girlfriend in 1986.

Mxolisi Nxasana’s past has been called into question after allegations he assaulted his girlfriend in 1986. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Department of Justice says it's delayed its meeting to discuss the future of National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Mxolisi Nxasana with President Jacob Zuma in order to allow the president time to rest.

Nxasana's past has once again been called into question with weekend reports claiming he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend in 1986.

The prosecutions boss made headlines last month when it emerged he was refused security clearance after not declaring his full criminal record.

The department says it cannot confirm exactly when it will be meeting with the president to discuss Nxasana's fitness to hold office.

Nxasana was also accused of resisting arrest, among other charges, but says he was cleared on all counts.

It's now been claimed, by his ex-girlfriend's mother, that the NPA head beat up her daughter in the 1980's by hitting her with a broken bottle.

The mother says he paid a R50 admission of guilt fine in Nongoma, a town in Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal.

The NPA has not been available to comment on the latest allegations.