Masutha: NPA unaffected by Nxasana probe

The justice minister has assured the public the NPA's work won't be affected.

FILE: NDPP Mxolisi Nxasana was refused a high-level security clearance because of previous brushes with the law. Picture: Sebabatso Mosamo/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Arrangements are in place to ensure the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)'s work is not affected by the inquiry into National Director of Public Prosecutions(NDPP) Mxolisi Nxasana.

This was revealed by Justice Minister Michael Masutha on Tuesday.

The probe will look at whether the NDPP is fit to hold office.

Nxasana was last month refused a high-level security clearance because of previous brushes with the law.

He also failed to disclose that he had been charged and acquitted of murder nearly three decades earlier.

Masutha assured the public the NPA's work won't be affected.

"I visited that office to make sure that we are in full collaboration with the management of the NPA."