Deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba has given an undertaking that she will not go to the offices of the National Prosecuting Agency (NPA) pending the outcome of her bid to appeal a High Court judgment that struck her from the roll of advocates. The General Council of the Bar had brought an application to have her, Lawrence Mrwebi and Sibongile Mzinyathi struck from the roll for how they handled three highly political cases. These included the NPA’s decision to drop corruption charges against the former head of the crime intelligence division‚ Richard Mdluli. Only Jiba and Mrwebi were struck from the roll. NPA boss Shaun Abrahams, in a separate lawyer’s letter, also gave the assurance that it was not necessary for Jiba to come to the office before there is judgment on the appeal, which — as the matter was argued in the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in February and March this year — he expected would "likely be given shortly". Abrahams also emphasised that Ji...

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