Jiba can return to NPA after court finds misconduct 'not established' [UPDATE] Nomgcobo Jiba, Lawrence Mrwebi must go, says Yvonne Mokgoro

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Advocate Nomgcobo Jiba can return to her post at the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) after two years on special leave.

This comes after the Appeal Court on Tuesday morning overturned a ruling that she was unfit to practice.

The ruling split the judges who decided the case: three ruled in Jiba’s favour‚ while two ruled against her.

Three Appeal Court judges – Jerry Shongwe‚ Willie Seriti and Baratang Mocumie – found that the General Council of the Bar (GCB) established “no misconduct” in terms of Jiba’s handling of the prosecution of former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli.

They overturned the ruling given by North Gauteng High Court Judge Frans Legodi‚ in which he stated: “Jiba flouted every rule in the fight against crime. Her failure to intervene when she was required to do so has failed the citizens of this country and in the process brought the image of the legal profession and prosecuting authority into disrepute.”

In the majority ruling‚ Judge Shongwe stated: “It is significant to note that the court a quo started by describing who Mdluli was and detailed his personality‚ characterised him in an egregious manner as if he was already convicted of the allegations against him.

“This characterisation‚ in my view‚ negatively influenced the court a quo’s evaluation of the manner in which Jiba and Mrwebi handled the Mdluli case‚ the relevance of which is not clearly explained.”

Judge Shongwe went on to dismiss Judge Legodi’s reasoning in finding that Jiba was indeed not a fit and proper person to serve as an advocate.

“In the circumstances of this case‚ there is no need to deal with a value judgment to determine whether Jiba is a fit and proper person to remain on the roll of advocates. Therefore even the sanction imposed of striking her name from the roll does not arise.
More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-07-10-appeal-court-finds-jiba-misconduct-not-established/
 
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https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/jiba-and-mrwebi-to-face-inquiries-presidency-says-20180801

President Cyril Ramaphosa has informed Deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba and Special Director of Public Prosecutions Lawrence Mrwebi that he intends to institute inquiries into their fitness to hold office.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Presidency said Ramaphosa had invited Jiba and Mrwebi to make submissions by August 10 to say why they should not be suspended pending the inquiry.
 

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https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/breaking-ramaphosa-suspends-npas-jiba-mrwebi-pending-inquiry-20181025

President Cyril Ramaphosa has suspended the NPA's Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi pending the outcome of an inquiry into their fitness for office.
The inquiry will be led by former justice of the Constitutional Court Yvonne Mokgoro.

In a letter to Jiba and Mrwebi Ramaphosa said: "I have taken into account the serious nature of allegations that you are unfit to be in so high an office, where the work of our criminal justice system is central to the critical and pressing matter of all prosecutions, especially prosecution of corruption cases and safeguard of our public purse.
 

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https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2019-01-23-witness-testimony-reflects-on-the-gradual-decline-of-the-npa/

The second day of the Mokgoro Inquiry, set up to determine the fitness of Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi to hold office at the NPA, saw advocate Chris MacAdam reflect on the early days of decline at the prosecuting authority through political interference.
Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi have already been named in the Zondo commission by former Bosasa chief operating officer Angelo Agrizzi for their alleged involvement in corruption with the company.
 

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SCCU failed to probe foreign bribery cases under Mrwebi, inquiry hears


Pretoria - The NPA's Special Commercial Crimes Unit (SCCU), under the now suspended Adv Lawrence Mrwebi, allegedly failed to investigate foreign bribery cases which involved bribes paid to South African officials to allow a Canadian company to obtain a Gautrain tender.

The same unit allegedly also ignored calls to investigate the possible bribery payments by an American company to senior government officials to allow Net1, commonly known as Cash paymaster Services (CPS), to get a lucrative multi-million Sassa contract to distribute social grants pension to more than 18 million people in the country.
More at : https://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/sccu-failed-to-probe-foreign-bribery-cases-under-mrwebi-inquiry-hears-18909235
 

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NPA official changes tune on Jiba's role in his removal from position

PRETORIA - A former prosecutor from the Priority Crimes Litigation Unit, Chris MacAdam, retracted his statement made earlier in the day on Tuesday that suspended deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Nomgcobo Jiba had stripped him of his duties with no explanation.

"I apologise if I created [the] impression that I was removed by Advocate Jiba. All I have said is exactly what was conveyed to me by Advocate Johnson," he said, while testifying in an inquiry, headed by former Constitutional Court Justice Yvonne Mokgoro, into the fitness of Jiba and advocate Lawrence Mrwebi to hold office.
More at : https://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/npa-official-changes-tune-on-jibas-role-in-his-removal-from-position-18909243
 

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Jiba, Mwrebi face tough questions at Mokgoro inquiry after Ramaite's testimony

Cape Town - Suspended deputy national director of public prosecutions, Advocate Nomgcobo Jiba, may find it hard to convince the Mokgoro inquiry that she and advocate Lawrence Mwrebi were not acting outside their jurisdiction when they prosecuted former KwaZulu-Natal Hawks head Johan Booysen and dropped murder charges against Richard Mdluli.

Jiba and Mrwebi were hauled before the hearing following a series of damning judgments against them which prompted President Cyril Ramaphosa to appoint a commission of inquiry into those allegations in October last year.

The damning judgments related to the prosecution of Booysen and the dropping of murder charges against former Crime Intelligence head Mdluli.
More at : https://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/jiba-mwrebi-face-tough-questions-at-mokgoro-inquiry-after-ramaites-testimony-18903587
 

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Mdluli was 'protected from being prosecuted', Mokgoro inquiry hears

A senior state advocate has told the Mokgoro inquiry that he was "worried" that former Crime Intelligence boss Richard Mdluli was being "protected" when charges against him were withdrawn in 2011.

Advocate Jan Ferreira, SC, told inquiry chair retired Constitutional Court Judge Yvonne Mokgoro that had charges against Mdluli not been dropped, the former top cop would have "faced justice already".

The Mokgoro inquiry is looking into the fitness to hold office of suspended deputy prosecution boss Nomgcobo Jiba as well as that of special director of public prosecutions Lawrence Mrwebi.

Mdluli was facing a number of charges, including those related to defrauding a secret slush fund. However, the charges were withdrawn following Mrwebi's instructions.
More at : https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/mdluli-was-protected-from-being-prosecuted-mokgoro-inquiry-hears-20190124
 

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Jiba pressured to prosecute Booysen, despite having 'no evidence', Mokgoro inquiry hears

Suspended Deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba was under pressure to prosecute Johan Booysen, the former head of the Hawks in KwaZulu-Natal, for racketeering despite not having evidence against him.

This was revealed on Friday by senior state prosecutor Jan Ferreira before the Mokgoro inquiry, headed by retired Constitutional Court Judge Yvonne Mokgoro.

The Mokgoro inquiry is looking into Jiba and special director of public prosecutions Lawrence Mrwebi's fitness to hold office.

Ferreira told the inquiry that then acting KwaZulu-Natal director of public prosecutions Simphiwe Mlotshwa stated in an affidavit that he had received a phone call from Jiba, who said "there is a case and because of pressure it had to be enrolled urgently".
More at : https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/jiba-pressured-to-prosecute-booysen-despite-having-no-evidence-mokgoro-inquiry-hears-20190125
 

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Do you think we'll have the pleasure of seeing these Zupta ANC cronies jailed in our life time?
 

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Do you think we'll have the pleasure of seeing these Zupta ANC cronies jailed in our life time?
Maybe Zille will help.

I'll lead the #TaxRevolt if corrupt aren't jailed, says Zille

Helen Zille is not going gently or saying goodnight when she steps down as Western Cape premier after the election.
Instead the 67-year-old is gearing up to rage against the dying of the light, repeating her threat on Saturday to lead a “tax revolt” if the Zondo commission into state capture does not result in prison sentences.

Ebrahim Rasool, the leader of the ANC election campaign in the Western Cape, said Zille was “sailing close to treason” by tweeting: “The ANC government has an Achilles heel. Honest taxpayers will not continue forking up billions to corruption.


"If this continues, I'm going to be the first to mobilise a tax strike to bring this government to its senses. Anyone who gives them another chance is an accomplice.”


Tweeting to her 1.4 million followers on Saturday, Zille said the “core statistic to digest if you want to understand SA” is that there are only 4.9 million taxpayers in a country with a population of around 57 million.


“I’m waiting to see how many people get prosecuted and land in jail in a reasonable amount of time after the Zondo commission,” she said.

“If they do not, just watch me. I will be organising the #TaxRevolt. I have tried the electoral route for years. Voters seem to like voting for corruption.

I'm waiting to see how many ppl get prosecuted and land in jail in a reasonable amount of time after the Zondo commission. If they do not, just watch me. I will be organising the #TaxRevolt. I have tried the electoral route for years. Voters seem to like voting for corruption. https://t.co/WNvDpPKND1
 

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GCB wants Jiba, Mrwebi removed from roll of advocates

Johannesburg - Suspended deputy national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) Nomgcobo Jiba and head of the specialised commercial crimes unit Lawrence Mrwebi are both liars who should not be prosecutors.

Constitutional Court documents seen by Independent Media show that the General Council of the Bar (GCB) wants Jiba and Mrwebi disbarred.
More at : https://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/gcb-wants-jiba-mrwebi-removed-from-roll-of-advocates-18990617
 

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Booysen won’t hold back on Jiba testimony at #MokgoroCommission

Durban - THE fight between the former head of the Hawks in KwaZulu-Natal, Johan Booysen, and the suspended deputy national director of public prosecutions, Nomgcobo Jiba, is far from over.

Booysen was expected to take on Jiba for her conduct at the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) when he testifies at the Mokgoro Commission, headed by retired Constitutional Court Justice Yvonne Mokgoro, on Friday.
More at : https://www.iol.co.za/sunday-tribune/news/booysen-wont-hold-back-on-jiba-testimony-at-mokgorocommission-18990605
 

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Nomgcobo Jiba not 'fit and proper' for top NPA jobs: Glynnis Breytenbach

Former prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach said she believed there were ulterior motives behind the appointment of Nomgcobo Jiba as deputy national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) and her subsequent appointment as acting NDPP in 2012.

Breytenbach told the inquiry into Jiba's and Lawrence Mrwebi's fitness to hold office, headed by retired judge Yvonne Mokgoro, that she was surprised by Jiba’s "elevation" in the NPA.

"She wasn’t necessarily a fit and proper person and I had misgivings of her integrity,"she said.
More at : https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2019-01-29-nomgcobo-jiba-not-fit-and-proper-for-top-npa-jobs-glynnis-breytenbach/
 

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Actually GB was quite impressive to watch, especially during the cross examination by Jiba and Mrwebi advocates.
Arendse in particular tried his best to discredit her but was politely told to shut it by Mokgoro after a lenghtly exchange where she would not budge on her view.

There was a lot more said and put forward by GB and the evidence leader than what was during cross examination. Both advocates for Jiba and Mrwebi, getting seemingly nowhere fast, asked for a 5 min comfort break only to come back to say 'no further questions My Lady'.
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