South AfricaSouthern Africa/June 12, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/138 views /South Africa Nxasana to tell Zondo commission about political interference at NPAshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel The commission of inquiry into state capture will on Wednesday hear testimony from former national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) Mxolisi Nxasana, whose evidence is expected to mainly deal with the independence of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and political interference there. The chairperson of the commission, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, said Nxasana’s testimony should deal mainly about this and who had carried out political interference at the NPA and whether this was justified and permissible. Evidence leader at the commission on Wednesday advocate Paul Pretorius said the extent of the political interference at the authority, the appointment of senior officials, and its effectiveness was of particular concern to the inquiry’s legal team. ALSO READ African Freedom Revolution leader defends Zuma, says he is being ‘hounded’Pretorius said Nxasana’s testimony was not entirely focused on the litigation that had been before courts, which last year culminated in the Constitutional Court finding the manner in which Nxasana vacated office in 2015, and the subsequent appointment of Shaun Abrahams unconstitutional and invalid. The court ordered Nxasana to pay back a sum of more than R10 million due to the illegality of the R17.3 million “golden handshake” former president Jacob Zuma gave him to leave his position as NDPP. ALSO READ PSL: Absa Premiership fixtures, Sunday 15 April 2018Nxasana later revealed that he had already spent the “golden handshake” money. Pretorius said Nxasana’s testimony would deal with “a much broader set of issues … there are different issues”. Zondo said what he considered to be important was Nxasana’s tenure at the NPA, “particularly how he left the NPA”. The commission’s chair further requested that a full set of affidavits in the Corruption Watch court application, which sought to invalidate and declare unconstitutional Nxasana’s removal and Abrahams subsequent appointment, be placed before him as soon as possible. ALSO READ These are the best airlines for food, sleep and petsPretorius said the commission’s investigators had done an enormous amount of work to ensure the court documents are to be placed before Zondo. Watch the proceedings live: [embedded content] For more news your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android. <!-- Oovvuu placeholder for footer video --> Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:South Africa share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleUSA art expert brings African music exhibitionnext articleBiafra: IPOB claims responsibility for Nigeria’s exclusion from US-Africa summit – Daily Post Nigeria Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.