Inquiry into NPA boss starts today

The inquiry into whether Mxolisi Nxasana is fit to hold office gets underway today.

FILE. National Director of Public Prosecutions Mxolisi Nxasana. Picture: Supplied.

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PRETORIA - The inquiry into whether National Director of Public Prosecutions, Mxolisi Nxasana is fit to hold office, begins today.

President Jacob Zuma announced in February he'd established the inquiry.

It emerged last year that Nxasana had allegedly failed to disclose that he had previous brushes with the law.

Proceedings are expected to start with council for the Presidency, Ministry of Justice, and the office of the National Director of Public Prosecutions leading evidence.

Inquiry chair advocate Nazeer Cassim will be assisted by advocates Lindi Nkosi-Thomas and Sthembiso Mdladla.

The purpose of the inquiry is to establish whether Nxasana is fit to hold office.

Evidence is expected to be heard in connection with Nxasana's previous assault charges complaints of professional misconduct and his comments to the media that allegedly undermined his office.

The inquiry is scheduled to be completed in six weeks.