NPA suspends Mokotedi

Prince Mokotedi had until the end of business on Monday to say why he shouldn't be suspended.

Prince Mokotedi. Picture: NPA.

JOHANNESBURG - Eyewitness News has learnt that the head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)'s Integrity Management Unit has now been suspended.

Prince Mokotedi was suspended yesterday after being served with a suspension notice last week.

He had until end of business on Monday to tell his bosses why he should not be suspended.

Authorities at the NPA took action against him after a final report he authored about former prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach was leaked to the media.

Mokotedi will now face a disciplinary hearing similar to the one faced by Breytenbach.

Ironically, it was Mokotedi who drove the disciplinary charges against Breytenbach.

His suspension comes against the backdrop of a dirty war within the organisation which has seen him on opposing sides to NPA head Mxolisi Nxasana.

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.