NPA deputy reveals alleged plot against Oscar Prosecutor


National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Deputy National Director, Willie Hofmeyr, has alleged that senior police, Department of Justice, Intelligence Agency and NPA figures, had been working on a strategy to get rid of State Prosecutor, Gerrie Nel.

According to Netwerke24, Hofmeyr revealed in court documents from the so-called spy tapes case brought by the Democratic Alliance (DA), that embattled NPA Acting Chief, Nomgcobo Jiba, wanted Nel arrested after her husband, former Gauteng Scorpions members Bookler Nhantsi, was found guilty of corruption while working on the case of late former Police Commissioner, Jackie Selebi. He later received presidential pardon.

Jiba claimed that her husband’s problems started shortly after Nel, who become a household name during the trail of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, become his manager.

Hofmeyr stated that Jiba had also approached Specialised Commercial Crimes Unit Head, Lawrence Mrwebi, as well as former Integrity Management Executive, Prince Mokotedi, to ensure Nel’s arrest having allegedly told colleagues that “something was going to happen with him”.

He also said that Jiba had become “obsessed” with Nel and even remarked that meetings had been taking place with members of the presidency, Department of Justice and police to have him “pay for everything he has done”.

“They were planning and attending meetings during weekends and late into the night,” Hofmeyr reportedly remarked, adding that Mrwebi had attended at least one meeting having been flown from KwaZulu-Natal in a police helicopter.

No comment on the allegations has yet been made.