Reports: Former NPA boss accused of sexual harassment

The City Press claims Mxolisi Nxasana is accused of sexually harassing an employee during his tenure.

FILE: Axed National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Mxolisi Nxasana. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Reports have emerged that a criminal case of sexual harassment is being prepared against former National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Mxolisi Nxasana and that the victim is suing the NPA for millions of rand.

The axed National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) was given a golden handshake of R17 million just days before an inquiry into his fitness to hold office was set to begin.

Nxasana had a bitter relationship with his then deputy Nomgcobo Jiba, who is said to have close ties with President Jacob Zuma.

The City Press is reporting that it's in possession of a recording of a recent NPA meeting in which Nxasana is accused of having sexually harassed an employee during his tenure as NDPP.

But Nxasana, who only served as head of the NPA for 22 months, has denied the allegations.

The employee is also suing the NPA for R7.5 million, for shock, pain and suffering and disrespect that causes offence.

The paper says the woman has served the NPA with a summons, which is not in relation to the harassment but Nxasana's general treatment towards her.

While NPA spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaku has apparently denied the matter, Nxasana has confirmed he is aware of the recording and the allegations made against him.