President Ramaphosa to institute enquiries into fitness to hold office by Advocates Jiba and Mrwebi
25 October 2018
President Cyril Ramaphosa has today, Thursday 25 October 2018, informed Deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions Adv. Nomgcobo Jiba and Special Director of Public Prosecutions Adv. Lawrence Mrwebi of his decision to institute enquiries into their fitness to hold office.
This decision follows an opportunity President Ramaphosa had afforded Adv. Jiba and Adv. Mrwebi to make submissions in August why they should not be suspended pending this enquiry.
The enquiry will be established in terms of Section 12(6) of the National Prosecuting Authority Act, which applies directly to Adv. Jiba and read with Section 14(3) applies to Adv. Mrwebi, and sets out the conditions under which the President may provisionally suspend the National Director or a Deputy National Director from his or her office, pending an enquiry into his or her fitness to hold such office.
President Ramaphosa has also decided to suspend, effective today, 25 October 2018, Adv Jiba and Adv. Mrwebi on full pay pending finalisation of the enquiry.