NPA's Prince Mokotedi to resign

Mokotedi was placed on suspension allegedly over the leaking of a confidential report.

Suspended head of the NPA's Integrity Management Unit, Prince Mokotedi. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has confirmed it's expecting the formal resignation of its Integrity Management Unit head Prince Mokotedi on Thursday.

Mokotedi was placed on suspension around six weeks ago, allegedly over the leaking of a confidential report relating to ex-prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach.

He has worked at the NPA for a decade and claims his resignation will allow him to pursue other interests, including focusing on his church ministry.

But Mokotedi says the NPA is deeply divided following the disbanding of the Scorpions.

"The thing with the NPA is that there are fault lines that were caused by the dissolution of the Directorate of Special Operations (DSO) and there are people there who are very angry about that."

NPA spokesperson Nathi Mncube has downplayed these claims, saying Mokotedi has indicated that his resignation has nothing to do with the suspension.

"Mr Mokotedi has given indication to the National Director of Public Prosecution that he intends submitting a letter of resignation on 1 August."