Cape Town - A civil society group may seek to lay charges against President Jacob Zuma and Justice Minister Michael Masutha for corruption.
Accountability Now director Paul Hoffman said the organisation had made a civil complaint against Zuma and Masutha on Monday at the Ocean View police station for unconstitutionally removing former top prosecutor, Mxolisi Nxasana, from office.
Zuma called off an inquiry into Nxasana’s fitness to continue as the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) earlier this year and Nxasana reportedly received a R17 million settlement to quit.
“The question we need to ask is why was he fired? Why was he agreeable to take money instead of working and earning his money off his eight-year term? We say what happened there was corrupt and the money should never have been taken.”
Should the complaint come to nothing, Accountability Now may seek to mount a private prosecution under