Suspended deputy national director of public prosecutions (DDPP) Nomgcobo Jiba allegedly referred to herself as an advocate more than seven years before she was admitted as one in the Eastern Cape. This was claimed in written submissions made by the evidence leaders in the inquiry into her and suspended special director Lawrence Mrwebi’s fitness to hold office. The inquiry, headed by former constitutional court justice Yvonne Mokgoro, has completed hearing evidence and a report will be submitted to President Cyril Ramaphosa soon. Jiba’s attorney, Zola Majavu, said they had made submissions before the panel and would not wish to comment. “It’s surprising that this is a news item when an explanation was given in front of the panel. For us, we will await the panel’s findings and not get involved in the media frenzy about this. We elect to await the panel’s outcome and give them space,” Mavu said. According to the submission, the evidence leaders claim there was confusion around whether...

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