National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) second-in-charge Nomgcobo Jiba remains in AfriForum’s sights, with the group saying on Thursday it was awaiting a decision from the prosecutorial body about her possible prosecution. Jiba is facing fraud and perjury charges for the unlawful authorisation of racketeering charges against former Hawks head in KwaZulu-Natal Johan Booysen. AfriForum announced in November 2017 that it would pursue a case against the senior prosecutor. It is understood that Jiba remains on special leave. Calls to NPA spokesman Luvuyo Mfaku to ascertain Jiba’s status and get comment on AfriForum’s statements went to voicemail on Thursday. AfriForum also announced on Thursday that it was preparing to challenge the diplomatic immunity granted to former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe in late 2017. The organisation announced this when it gave updates on matters relating to its private prosecution programme. "We … started with a process to set aside that diplomatic immuni...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Times Select.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now