Safety and Security Minister Charles Nqakula will not suspend national Police Commissioner Jackie Selebi even as calls intensify for him to do so.
His response comes in the wake of the National Prosecuting Authority's acting national director Moketedi Mpshe also saying in an interview on Monday that Selebi should step aside for a while.
Mpshe suggested Selebi take special leave while a review of the allegations against him takes place.
Mpshe is setting up a panel of four independent legal analysts to review the case.
Nqakula's spokesman, Trevor Bloem, said yesterday that Nqakula will not "pre-empt" the review by the Scorpions, or the probe by former speaker of the national assembly Frene Ginwala.
"From our side there is a process in place. These inquiries must run their course and once they are done, their conclusions will point the way forward," said Bloem.