Zuma sets up inquiry into NPA boss

The inquiry's terms of reference will be published in the Government Gazette today.

National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Mxolisi Nxasana.

JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma has set up an inquiry into National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) boss Mxolisi Nxasana's fitness to hold office.

Zuma appointed Nxasana 18 months ago after the Constitutional Court struck down his appointment of Menzi Simelane as head of the NPA.

Nxasana has faced pressure to step down after it was revealed he failed to disclose he faced a murder case in 1985.

He was acquitted after it was found he acted in self-defence.

It's also alleged Nxasana didn't reveal a law society fine and a traffic offence he received several years ago.

Presidency spokesperson Mac Maharaj says the inquiry's terms of reference will be published in the Government Gazette today.

"President Zuma has appointment advocate Nazeem Cassiem as the chairperson of the inquiry, advocate Lindi Nkosi-Thomas and advocate Sthembiso Dladla have been appointed as additional members."

It's understood the NPA boss returned to work this week, remaining silent about the inquiry.