Mokotedi explains delayed resignation

Mokotedi delayed his resignation to secure a copy of all the info on his company-issued laptop.

FILE. Prince Mokotedi says he delayed his resignation to secure a copy of all the information on his company-issued laptop. Picture: NPA.

JOHANNESBURG - The outgoing head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)'s Integrity Management Unit (IMU), Prince Mokotedi, says he delayed his resignation to secure a copy of all the information he had on his company-issued laptop.

Mokotedi handed the NPA his handwritten resignation on Thursday, a few hours after he received a charge sheet from the organisation.

He was due to resign at the end of last week.

Speaking on live radio this morning, Mokotedi revealed the apparent existence of a Jacob Zuma and Helen Zille camp in the organisation and made sweeping allegations against his colleagues.

Mokotedi says the clause relating to the information on his laptop has now been finalised.

"The reason I didn't resign immediately was because I wanted to include a clause in my resignation that would compel the NPA to give me a disc, a mirror image of what is on my laptop and all the emails that are on the system. They gave me that yesterday."

The NPA has also established an internal 'fact finding commission of inquiry' to investigate the conduct of its senior employees and to explore claims of political factions.