NPA mum on infighting, dirty wars

The NPA won’t confirm if its integrity management unit head has been served with a suspension.

Prince Mokotedi, head of the NPA's integrity management unit. Picture: NPA.

JOHANNESBURG - The infighting and dirty wars within the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) appear to be escalating and the organisation is responding with silence.

The NPA is refusing to confirm whether the head of its integrity management unit (IMU) has been served with a suspension notice.

Prince Mokotedi was reportedly served on Friday, after details from a report he authored about ex-prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach were leaked to the media.

Insiders within the NPA have told Eyewitness News that Mokotedi's suspension has been on the cards for some time and it's well known that he and National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Mxolisi Nxasana do not get on.

Nxasana apparently tried to prevent Mokotedi from investigating claims about the 1985 murder charge he was acquitted on and then moved to shut down his unit.

Those within the organisation claim the IMU was disbanded for abusing its mandate and running nefarious activities and that Mokotedi became a law unto himself.

Mokotedi was reportedly served with a suspension notice just a day after details of his reports on Breytenbach appeared in the media.