Johannesburg - Former National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Mxolisi Nxasana has told the state capture inquiry that former Justice Minister Jeff Radebe promised controversial former top prosecutor Nomgcobo Jiba the NDPP position.
Nxasana, who started giving evidence at the commission of inquiry into state capture on Wednesday morning, said that he learned that Radebe had promised Jiba would be named permanent National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) boss.
Jiba acted in the position after NDPP Menzi Simelane was forced out of the NPA following a scathing Constitutional Court judgment that declared his appointment invalid, irrational and unconstitutional in 2012.
According to Nxasana, after his appointment there was no handover process between him and Jiba.
In fact, Nxasana continued, he instructed Jiba to do a proper handover but she did not comply.