Nomgcobo Jiba says she has faced a number of “unprecedented” attacks after she was appointed deputy national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) in 2010. For the first time, Jiba opened up about allegations made against her when she took to the stand to give evidence at the Mokgoro inquiry into her fitness to hold office. Jiba is currently suspended, pending the outcome of the inquiry led by former Constitutional Court justice Yvonne Mokgoro. Jiba was widely seen as former president Jacob Zuma’s right-hand person in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and has been criticised for authorising racketeering charges against former KwaZulu-Natal Hawks boss Johan Booysen. She was charged with fraud and perjury based on her conduct on the matter, but this was withdrawn. Separate to this, in March the Constitutional Court will also hear an application for leave to appeal a judgment by the Supreme Court of Appeal that placed her back on the roll of advocates. The General Council of th...

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