Suspended head of the specialised commercial crimes unit (SCCU) Lawrence Mrwebi will, on Wednesday, try convince the Mokgoro inquiry that he is is fit to hold office when he takes the stand to give his version of events. At the heart of the inquiry into Mrwebi is his decision to withdraw criminal charges against former Crime Intelligence Division boss Richard Mdluli, as well as his subsequent actions in the Freedom Under Law litigation which sought to review and set aside his decision. Mrwebi and the deputy national director of public prosecutions (DNDPP) Nomgcobo Jiba, who is also suspended, will appear before retired Constitutional Court judge Yvonne Mokgoro, who is tasked with establishing whether the two are fit to hold office. Mrwebi’s conduct in the matter was deemed to be serious enough to warrant being struck off from the roll of advocates by the High Court. The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) overturned this, but the bench was split with three judges finding that the High Cou...

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