Former National Director of Public Prosecutions Mxolisi Nxasana has told the state capture commission of inquiry that a failure to act against senior prosecutors Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi, who have since been fired, harmed the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).
"The failure to act decisively against advocates Jiba and Mrwebi in particular harmed the organisation," he said.
Nxasana said while he was still in office, the parliamentary committee on justice "did little or nothing" to intervene in issues concerning the two advocates.
In April, President Cyril Ramaphosa fired Jiba and Mrwebi, after retired Constitutional Court Justice Yvonne Mokgoro recommended that he sack them from the NPA, following an inquiry.
Meanwhile, Parliament's process to consider Ramaphosa's decision has been put on ice until, at the earliest, September 19.
On Monday morning, Nxasana also took the state capture commission through the settlement amount he received from former president Jacob Zuma to vacate office.
Nxasana said at the time, former Minister of Justice Jeff Radebe raised the issue that he should step down.
Asked if he paid back the amount which the Constitutional Court ordered him to pay in August 2018, Nxasana said he hadn't.
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