Thursday, 08 August 2019 17:39

 

Axed NPA Boss Nomgcobo Jiba has approached the Western Cape High Court, challenging Justice Yvonne Mokgoro's report which found she was unfit for office.

In the notice of motion filed in court, Jiba is asking the court to order President Cyril Ramaphosa and the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) to reinstate her to the position of deputy national director of prosecutions position "with all associated employment benefits with immediate effect". 

She also wants the court to interdict or prohibit the president and the NDPP from filling the position until the finalisation of the review.

The inquiry found that both Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi were "not fit and proper to hold their respective offices", according to a statement from the Presidency at the time. 

Mokgoro's report stated that Jiba's conduct,on multiple occasions, showed a "lack of conscientiousness", while Mrwebi was found to have failed to act without favour, and to the prejudice of the NPA.

Jiba and Mrwebi were given 10 working days to inform both houses of Parliament why they should be reinstated in their positions at the NPA. 

Following her dismissal, Jiba released a statement saying that she pleaded with the inquiry to make recommendations that would strengthen the independence of the NPA, but it failed to do so.