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Mokotedi resigns from NPA

Mokotedi is now unlikely to face a disciplinary hearing as his resignation was served with immediate effect.

Suspended NPA integrity management unit (IMU) head Prince Mokotedi. Picture: NPA.

JOHANNESBURG - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has confirmed it's received a handwritten resignation from suspended NPA integrity management unit (IMU) head Prince Mokotedi.

Mokotedi went on live radio last week to raise concerns about political camps inside the organisation.

The NPA has subsequently appointed a fact finding commission headed by retired Constitutional Court Judge Zak Yacoob to investigate the conduct of some senior officials and the existence of political interference.

The NPA's Nathi Mncube says Mokotedi was today served with the charge sheet relating to his disciplinary hearing.

"But in turn, he then submitted a handwritten resignation which the chief executive officer has received and we are in the process of dealing with it."

Mokotedi is now unlikely to face a disciplinary hearing as his resignation was served with immediate effect.

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) released a report on Wednesday which calls for an all-new independent oversight mechanism for the NPA.

The report is based on an in-depth study of the NPA and compares how prosecuting authorities in other countries are monitored.

The ISS suggests the proposed oversight body would not have the power to interfere directly but could help the NPA regain credibility.

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