NPA inquiry: Yacoob promises open mindedness

Zak Yacoob says he hopes officials at the NPA and members of society will co-operate with him.

Zak Yacoob says he hopes officials at the NPA and members of society will co-operate with him. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Retired Constitutional Court Judge Zak Yacoob says he will have an open mind when he heads up an inquiry into allegations and counter-allegations affecting the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).

Yacoob says he hopes officials at the NPA and members of society will co-operate with him.

The prosecuting body announced last week that the former judge will chair an external fact-finding committee to probe a number of issues.

This includes political camps in the NPA and the leaking of information to the media.

He says he has already started his investigation and hopes to complete it in less than three months.

"I'm ready to learn what happened, investigate then make a determination later." Yacoob added.

Meanwhile, President Jacob Zuma on Friday notified National Director of Public Prosecutions Mxolisi Nxasana of his intention to suspend him, pending the outcome of an inquiry into his fitness to hold office.

Presidency spokesperson Mac Maharaj said details of the inquiry are being finalised and will be communicated to Nxasana in due course.

Nxasana is expected to provide reasons opposing his pending suspension next week.

It's understood he is attending a funeral.

The fact finding commission will investigate the alleged existence of so-called 'Zuma and Zille camps'.