Friday is D-Day for controversial senior National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) officials Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi to give reasons to President Cyril Ramaphosa why they should not be suspended. Ramaphosa gave them until August 10 to provide reasons why they should not be suspended pending inquiries into their fitness to hold office. Jiba, deputy national director of public prosecutions, and Mrwebi, head of the specialised commercial crimes unit, recently took up their offices again after the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) overturned a high court judgment that struck them from the roll of advocates. Mrwebi and Jiba were struck from the roll for their handling of charges against former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli. The General Council of the Bar has applied to the Constitutional Court for leave to appeal against the SCA judgment. A day after the council filed its application to the top court, Ramaphosa wrote to Jiba and Mrwebi, asking them to provide him with reasons w...

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