In another boost to efforts to fix the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), an inquiry has paved the way for President Cyril Ramaphosa to fire two controversial officials linked to political interference that weakened the agency during Jacob Zuma’s time in office. The Mokgoro inquiry has found that Nomgcobo Jiba, the deputy national director of public prosecutions, and Lawrence Mrwebi, special director of public prosecutions, who have been suspended since October 2018, are not fit and proper to hold office. Jiba was seen as Zuma’s right hand in the prosecuting authority, which is crucial in the functioning of the criminal justice system. The finding gives NPA boss Shamila Batohi, who was appointed in December, an opportunity to install people untainted by the NPA’s politics in two of the most senior positions. PODCAST: Unpacking South Africa's decline Subscribe: iono.fm | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Pocket Casts | Player.fm It is not yet known whether Ramaphosa will act in line with...

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