Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi inquiry starts after a request for former Bosasa COO Agrizzi’s affidavit
Suspended officials deny claim that facilities-management company bribed them to quash a possible prosecution
The inquiry into suspended top National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) officials Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi kicked off on Monday with evidence leader Nazreen Bawa saying she had asked the state-capture commission to furnish it with former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi’s affidavit. Weekend newspapers reported that Jiba, suspended deputy national director of public prosecutions, and Mrwebi, a suspended special director of public prosecutions, were allegedly bribed by the facilities-management company to quash a possible prosecution, a claim they have denied. The Sunday Times reported that Agrizzi would allege in his testimony at the commission, which goes into its fourth day on Tuesday, that Jiba and Mrwebi were among the people bribed by Bosasa. The Sunday Times said Agrizzi would testify that Bosasa paid Jiba and Mrwebi R100,000 and R10,000 a month respectively. Agrizzi has, however, not yet made the allegation in his testimony.
After years of allegations of improper conduct a...