Embattled National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) deputy head Nomgcobo Jiba has asked President Cyril Ramaphosa to wait until the Constitutional Court rules on whether she should be struck from the roll of advocates before he decides to institute a court-ordered inquiry into her fitness to hold office. Jiba was initially struck from the roll together with head of the specialised commercial crimes unit, Lawrence Mrwebi, over the manner in which they dealt with charges against former crime intelligence head Richard Mdluli. However, this was overturned by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) earlier in 2018. Jiba was seen to be former president Jacob Zuma’s right-hand person at the NPA, which was seen to be politically captured during his time in office. The SCA ruling opened the door for Jiba and Mrwebi to return to work. The General Council of the Bar (GCB) has now taken this ruling on appeal to the apex court, a case that is unlikely to be finalised this year. Zola Majavu, Jiba’s attorney...

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