NPA boss to take Zuma to court

Mxolisi Nxasana plans to take the president to court over his looming suspension.

National Director of Public Prosecutions Mxolisi Nxasana. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - National Prosecuting Authorit y (NPA) head Mxolisi Nxasana is reportedly planning to take President Jacob Zuma to court, to provide more information around his looming suspension.

The president last week announced his intention to suspend Nxasana, pending the outcome of an inquiry into his fitness to hold office and has allowed him the opportunity to defend himself.

But Nxasana says he has not been given enough information to do so.

He reportedly approached the courts after his deadline to submit representations on his pending suspension passed on Wednesday.

The National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) says the inquiry would investigate his reported comments in the media, which are unbecoming of a head of prosecutions but claims he does not know what these comments are.

Nxasana's deadline to make representations related to the inquiry into his fitness to hold office has been extended three times.

It's been reported he approached the courts fearing that he would be suspended on Wednesday but the matter was indefinitely postponed.

The Presidency has not yet indicated when Zuma will announce the outcome of the inquiry.