DA welcomes Jiba suspension
16 September 2016
The DA welcomes the “special leave” that DNDPP, Nomgcobo Jiba, and Commercial Crimes Head, Lawrence Mwrebi, have been placed on. This is effectively a suspension pending the outcome of the inevitably fruitless leave to appeal the North Gauteng High Court judgement that struck them off the Roll of Advocates.
This is a victory for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and our nation’s prosecutorial integrity. This is also a victory for the General Council of the Bar (GCB) in their bid to ascertain legal certainty that representatives of the NPA ought to be "fit and proper".
This suspension will ensure that they do not further facilitate the decline of the NPA and we hope that this signals the first step on their road to departure from the NPA.
Statement issued by Adv Glynnis Breytenbach MP, DA Shadow Minister of Justice, 16 September 2016