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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Jiba denies trying to help Selebi escape prosecution

PRETORIA - Deputy prosecutions boss Nomgcobo Jiba has testified that she played no role in trying to help former National Police Commissioner Jackie Selebi escape prosecution.
This is among the allegations Jiba has challenged while in the witness box at the Mokgoro inquiry, where she is addressing the numerous allegations levelled at her over a month of witness testimony.
The advocate started proceedings with an opening statement, where she welcomed the inquiry as an opportunity to finally address her critics and detractors.
In 2007, the advocate co-operated with the former head of Crime Intelligence Richard Mdluli in his investigation of Selebi’s prosecutor Gerrie Nel.

More at:
https://ewn.co.za/2019/02/21/nomgcobo-jiba-denies-trying-to-help-jackie-selebi-escape-prosecution
 

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Not everyone is buying Jiba's defence: https://www.news24.com/Columnists/Mandy_Wiener/jiba-why-should-we-believe-you-20190221

The problem for Jiba though is that she is up against evidence, hard facts, court judgments, and witnesses, armed with years of ammunition and eager to throw it all at her.

Her cross-examination next week will be brutal as her critics will line up to finally get a chance to lynch her publicly.

Appealing to sentiment won’t be enough to convince the fed up general public that she had nothing to do with the largescale destruction and capture of the country’s prosecuting authority over the past decade.
 

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Yeah... I got the impression she is trying to dodge stuff which is why all the emotional crap was thrown in... Pity for her that the evidence very possibly paints a different picture.
 

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I tried to follow this for 20 minutes. Honestly, I couldn't get what adv. Bawa was up to - she seemed to have apologised once, then she herself said it is not relevant/fair - what was that? Anyone has a summary?
 

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WTF moment:
16:06
Jiba was admitted as deputy director of public prosecutor in 2010 but was not admitted as an attorney prior to that.

Jiba says she can’t answer how this happened, it was up to those who chose her as deputy director of public prosecutions.
 

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Jiba: Booysen racketeering charge was not politically motivated

The narrative that former KwaZulu-Natal Hawks head Johan Booysen was prosecuted for racketeering in order to remove him from politically sensitive corruption investigations is “totally false,” embattled deputy prosecutions head Nomgcobo Jiba said on Monday.
Jiba was being cross-examined at the Mokgoro inquiry into whether she is fit for her post at the National Prosecuting Authority. The inquiry is also looking into the fitness to hold office of Lawrence Mrwebi, the head of the Specialised Commercial Crime Unit. This comes after the pair were criticised in a number of court judgments.
Monday was the first time Jiba has been cross-examined on the allegations against her — including her authorisation of the racketeering prosecution of Booysen.
When Booysen gave evidence, he said when Jiba authorised the racketeering prosecution, there was no evidence in the documents before her which linked him to any criminal offence at all, let alone racketeering. He was supported in this view by senior prosecutor Jan Ferreira, who testified earlier at the inquiry.
The racketeering charges related to what was publicly known as the “Cato Manor death squad”. The Durban organised crime unit, whose office was in Cato Manor, was accused of having carried out the “extra-judicial killings” of 28 people.
More at: https://mg.co.za/article/2019-02-25-jiba-booysen-racketeering-charge-was-not-politically-motivated
 

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There was no way I could save Zuma, Jiba tells Mokgoro inquiry

Suspended deputy prosecutions boss Nomgcobo Jiba told the Mokgoro inquiry that there was no way she could have saved former president Jacob Zuma after he granted her husband a presidential pardon.
Her husband, former lawyer and former Scorpions member Booker Nhantsi stole R193 000, which belonged to a client, from his trust fund in 2003.

At the inquiry on Monday, evidence leader Nazreen Bawa, SC, asked how it was that former president Jacob Zuma granted Jiba's husband a pardon the same day she was purported to have been in Durban on September 9, 2010.
Jiba denied that she was in Durban on the day.
More at: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/there-was-no-way-i-could-save-zuma-jiba-tells-mokgoro-inquiry-20190225
 

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https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2019-03-01-public-perception-of-the-npa-irredeemably-tainted-inquiry-hears/

During the final day of testimony at the Mokgoro Inquiry, the panel heard from Freedom Under Law how there had been a ‘slew of judicial findings’ over several years against Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi. This had already established that the now-suspended National Prosecuting Authority bosses are not fit to hold office at the NPA. As a result, the public image of the prosecuting authority has been damaged beyond repair.
 

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Mokgoro submits report on Jiba and Mrwebi’s fitness to hold office to Ramaphosa

Justice Yvonne Mokgoro has submitted her report on whether senior National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) officials Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi are fit to hold office.

It is not yet known what Mokgoro and her co-panellists have decided and recommended to president Cyril Ramaphosa.

The inquiry into the suspended officials was seen as being part of the process to restore the integrity of the NPA.

Earlier in 2019 the inquiry heard six weeks of evidence, which among other things dealt with prosecutorial decisions taken on politically sensitive cases, such as the decision to withdraw the charges against former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli, and the decision to institute racketeering charges against former KwaZulu-Natal Hawks head Johan Booysen.
More at : https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/national/2019-04-01-mokgoro-submits-report-on-jiba-and-mrwebis-fitness-to-hold-office-to-ramaphosa/
 

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Yes, stadig oor die klippe, otherwise you'll break an axle.
Haha nice one!
Luckily we live in 2019 where technology allows us to toss the ox and axle and move over asphalt quite easily...maybe our esteemed leaders will want to catch up?
 

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Hold your horses, he is still applying his mind to the report.
I'm supposed to have horses?
FFS, this white priviledge thing is getting the best of me now... I'm missing out on basic essentials :p
 

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Nomgcobo Jiba, Lawrence Mrwebi must go, says Yvonne Mokgoro

Retired Constitutional Court justice Yvonne Mokgoro has recommended that President Cyril Ramaphosa fire senior prosecutors Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi after finding the pair were not fit for their senior roles in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).


In the report released this week, Mokgoro was scathing of them, finding that they compromised the independence of the NPA.


“In view of the totality of evidence, and in light of the evaluation … we find that both Jiba and Mrwebi are not fit and proper to hold their respective offices,” the report read.


Mokgoro’s report said Jiba’s conduct on multiple instances showed a “lack of conscientiousness”, while Mrwebi was found to have failed to act without favour and to the prejudice of the NPA.


Ramaphosa appointed the inquiry last year to determine their fitness to hold office following multiple scathing court judgments.
More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2019-04-25-nomgcobo-jiba-lawrence-mrwebi-must-go-says-yvonne-mokgoro/
 

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Ok Cyril, fscking hurry up now....

Fire them... and stop dicking around. All you need to do is send a simple PR as well as an official letter to each to inform them of their dismissal.
 

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BTW, its a 3 judge panel, so they can't claim bias:
The three-member panel found that Jiba compromised her integrity and “consequently cannot be entrusted with the responsibilities of the office that she holds”.
 
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