Johannesburg - The suspended head of the Hawks anti-corruption task team Zinhle Mnonopi has withdrawn her application to cross-examine Mcebisi Jonas at the state capture inquiry.
Mnonopi's legal counsel Vincent Siwela told the chairperson of the state capture inquiry, Raymond Zondo, on Thursday that Mnonopi has decided to withdraw her application as she fears it might "prejudice" her.
She was recently placed on suspension by Hawks head Lieutenant-General Godfrey Sibiya two weeks ago after she was implicated in the testimony of Mcebisi Jonas at the state capture inquiry.
She has been asked to give reasons why she should not be suspended.
Jonas told the inquiry that Mnonopi tried to force him to sign a false statement as an attempt to try and kill the case against Ajay Gupta, who Jonas claims tried to offer him R600 million if he agreed to take up a ministerial position as finance minister.