Friday, 18 October 2019 18:21

Axed deputy national director of public prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba’s application to be reinstated has been dismissed with costs in the Western Cape High Court.

Jiba asked the court to order President Cyril Ramaphosa and the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Shamila Batohi to reinstate her to the deputy national director of prosecutions position.

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

This after Ramaphosa fired her in April after the retired Constitutional Court Justice Yvonne Mokgoro recommended that the President sack both Jiba and Mrwebi from the NPA, following an inquiry.

The inquiry found neither of them “fit and proper to hold their respective offices”, according to a statement from the Presidency.