President shuts down inquiry into NPA boss

Inquiry chair advocate Nazeer Cassim says the Presidency instructed him last night to cease with the inquiry.

NPA boss Mxolisi Nxasana. Picture: EWN

PRETORIA - Advocate Nazeer Cassim has revealed the Presidency instructed him last night to cease with the inquiry into National Director of Public Prosecutions, Mxolisi Nxasana.

#CassimInquiry Cassim cannot provide more details, he simply states that he received instructions from the presidency late last night. BB

The inquiry into Nxasana's fitness to hold office was expected to begin today.

President Jacob Zuma announced in February he'd established the inquiry after it emerged last year that Nxasana had allegedly failed to disclose that he had had previous brushes with the law.

Proceedings were 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 Cassim was supposed to have been assisted by advocates Lindi Nkosi-Thomas and Sthembiso Mdladla.

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