‘Nxasana inquiry should be held in public’

Frene Ginwala, who chaired the Vusi Pikoli inquiry, said she was allowed to make her own rules.

The NPA's Mxolisi Nxasana. Picture: Sebabatso Mosamo/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The inquiry into National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Mxolisi Nxasana's fitness to hold office should be held in public, Frene Ginwala said on Monday.

She chaired the inquiry which investigated whether advocate Vusi Pikoli would stay in office back in 2008.

The Presidency on Saturday confirmed Nxasana would be investigated amid claims he didn't fully disclose his criminal record before being appointed.

Zuma has not yet revealed who will be in charge of the hearing.

Ginwala said she was allowed to make up the rules for her own inquiry.

"It was open to the media and public if they wanted to come. I think that helped a great deal because there is no need, usually, to close everything up. There tends to be an atmosphere of secrecy to close up."

It is still not clear when the inquiry will begin.