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Mokotedi: I can still clear my name

The former head of the NPA’s integrity unit, Prince Mokotedi, is due to formally resign today.

FILE: The former head of the NPA’s integrity unit, Prince Mokotedi, is due to formally resign today.  Picture: NPA

JOHANNESBURG - The suspended head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA's) Integrity Management Unit, Prince Mokotedi, says he can still clear his name from outside of the organisation.

Mokotedi was suspended from his position as head of the integrity unit six weeks ago and is due to formally resign today.

He has been accused of leaking a sensitive report while he was warning of 'fault lines' and 'factions' within the NPA.

He raised his concerns yet again while speaking to Talk Radio 702's Redi Tlhabi a short while ago.

"I'm saying it will never stop for me as an individual because as it is, I feel like a soldier who has been forgotten behind enemy lines. I'm fighting this battle alone basically."

"We have always been standing up against the bullishness.

"We raised issues about the way in which they were conducting investigations, about the way they were targeting certain people and so on."

Mokotedi testified in Selebi's defence during his corruption trial.

Eyewitness News this morning reported that Mokotedi has also claimed a review is underway into the way former police commissioner Jackie Selebi was prosecuted for corruption.

The former unit head warned of infighting at the NPA and claims the organisation and the police were called to investigate whether the team that prosecuted Selebi for corruption withheld information crucial to the case.

The NPA however has denied this, saying they are merely reviewing a police docket which was brought to them weeks ago.

They say they are conducting an internal investigation against certain members.

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