South Africa: The Presidency On Media Reports Regarding Letter Requesting an Inquiry Into NDPP
The Presidency has not received a letter requesting an inquiry into NDPP
The Presidency has learnt from media reports that the Helen Suzman Foundation and Freedom Under Law have apparently written a letter to President Jacob Zuma regarding the alleged impropriety and unfitness for office of the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP). A copy of the letter is available on the Internet.
The letter gives an account of how the NDPP and the prosecutors who dealt with the matter involving the Minister of Finance and others misconducted themselves. The letter concludes by asking the President to confirm, in writing, by no later than 16h00 Monday, 7 November 2016, that the President will provisionally suspended the NDPP, JP Pretorius SC and S Mzinyathi from their office, pending enquiries into their fitness to hold office as contemplated in section 12(6)(a), read with, inter alia, section 14(3) of the National Prosecuting Authority Act, 1998 and that the President will forthwith institute such enquiries.
The Presidency has checked its records and has no record of receipt of this correspondence.
The matter will be attended to once the letter has been delivered to the Presidency.
Source: The Presidency