Former National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Mxolisi Nxasana has expressed his willingness to return to his position at the NPA.
He was speaking on the side-lines of the Constitutional Court case brought by Freedom Under Law, lobby group CASAC and others.
The parties are seeking a confirmation order to the Pretoria High Court judgment which ruled that former President Jacob Zuma’s conduct in the termination of Nxasana’s contract and the appointment of the incumbent Shaun Abrahams were unconstitutional.
Nxasana’s lawyers told the court that he is ready to return the R17 million golden handshake and also wants his job back.
Speaking to the media, Nxasana says he was doing a great job at the NPA.
“I will go back to work as early as today if the court reinstates me. Really, I feel that I was doing a good job and my intention were clear. I was ready to serve South Africa, unfortunately because of a mishap that happened it saw me having to leave the way I left the NPA.”
Meanwhile, the NPA says it will carefully observe processes at the Constitutional Court before deciding on a way forward regarding a decision on Zuma’s case.
The NPA has complied with the two weeks’ notice requested by CASAC before a decision on Zuma’s possible prosecution is made.
The notice lapses on March 15.
NPA spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaku says, “The two weeks period still stands. It’s an arrangement that emanates from the direction of the Concourt, that we give them a period to seek whatever remedy they might seek . At this stage it still stands, there is no substantive application from them outlining why the NDPP should not make the decision.”
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