Nxasana says Jiba, Mrwebi lied to Zuma in plot to fire him

Nxasana says Jiba, Mrwebi lied to Zuma in plot to fire him

- Former NPA head Mxolisi Nxasana says Jiba and Mrwebi tried to have him ousted

- He says they plotted to do so by telling lies about him to Jaocb Zuma

- Specifically, Nxasana says they claimed he was planning to reinstate charges against the then-president

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Former National Director of Public Prosecutions Mxolisi Nxasana says that former NPA officials Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi plotted to remove him.

Nxasana says they aimed to do so by "peddling misinformation" about him to then-president Jacob Zuma.

The former NPA boss made the claim while testifying before the Zondo Commission.

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Nxasana says that he heard about the plot from another NPA official, Terrence Joubert, Briefly.co.za has gathered. He added that he was not sure why Joubert had chosen to share this information with him.

Additionally, Nxasansa claims that there is an audio recording of a Hawks member, Welcome Mhlongo, telling Joubert about the plan, according to The Citizen. Reportedly, Jiba had enlisted Mhlongo to help undermine Nxasana.

Specifically, Nxasana says that Jiba and Mrwebi planned to tell Zuma that Nxasana was going to reinstate charges against the then-president, as reported by News24. 

Allegedly as a result of this, Zuma tried to have Nxasana suspended in 2014. However, Nxasana obtained an interdict against the decision.

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Nxasana's are the latest in a series of allegations of wrongdoing against Jiba and Mrwebi. Jiba and Mrwebi were fired by Cyril Ramaphosa earlier over accusations that they interfered in several politically-linked cases, according to Corruption Watch.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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