The Constitutional Court must decide whether it will be the final arbiter on whether suspended National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) officials Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi are fit and proper to be advocates. The top court on Thursday heard arguments for leave to appeal against a Supreme Court of Appeal decision to keep the two suspended senior NPA officials as members on the roll of advocates. The General Council of the Bar, which appealed against the Supreme Court of Appeal decision, wants Mrwebi and Jiba struck off the roll. If struck off the roll, the two will automatically lose their top positions in the NPA, as only advocates are allowed to hold the posts. The legal battle in the Constitutional Court on Thursday took place a day before the Mokgoro inquiry is expected to give its report to President Cyril Ramaphosa in a separate process established to determine whether the two are fit to hold office in the NPA. That inquiry is chaired by retired Constitutional Court justice ...

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