NPA denies it's preparing a criminal case of sexual harassment against Nxasana

The NPA rubbished reports it’s preparing a criminal case of sexual harassment against its former head.

The National Prosecuting Authority's head office in Pretoria. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has rubbished reports that it's preparing a criminal case of sexual harassment against its former head Mxolisi Nxasana.

The City Press reported yesterday that the authority had a meeting to discuss the matter and that the victim is also suing the NPA for millions of rands.

The axed director of public prosecutions was given a golden handshake of R17 million just days before an inquiry into his fitness to hold office was set to begin.

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

The NPA's Luvuyo Mfaku said, "The allegations are without merit and are baseless. We are not preparing any charges against Mr Nxasana."

LISTEN: NPA denies plans to prosecute Nxasana.

Meanwhile, Eyewitness News understands the woman who has accused Nxasana of sexual harassment, is herself the subject of a criminal investigation.

The official making the sexual harassment claims against Nxasana is a former personal assistant of Jiba.

EWN has learnt that Nxasana locked her out of his office two months after he started his term, believing she was spying on him for Jiba.

An NPA insider says the woman is being investigated by the Hawks for allegedly stealing a laptop as well as documents, which were allegedly given to Jiba.

The Hawks raided the former PA's home in July last year as part of their investigation.

The insider says these latest allegations against Nxasana are part of a set up.