Suspended deputy director of public prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba says she could not have been able to protect Jacob Zuma from prosecution, despite allegations of a close relationship with the former president. Jiba, who was seen to be Zuma’s right-hand aide in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), was under cross-examination at the inquiry into her and suspended colleague Lawrence Mrwebi’s fitness to hold office on Monday. Her relationship with Zuma has also formed part of evidence in front of the commission of inquiry into state capture. The NPA has largely been seen as captured in the past decade and the inquiry, chaired by retired Constitutional Court justice Yvonne Mokgoro, is part of President Cyril Ramaphosa's effort to restore its integrity. Evidence leader Nazreen Bawa asked Jiba whether she should not have recused herself from all decisions relating to Zuma, as he had pardoned her husband just months before she was appointed as deputy NDPP . Jiba's rise in the NPA was vie...

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