Mrwebi says inquiry is unfair

Lawrence Mrwebi has accused the Mokgoro Inquiry of being extremely unfair towards him. The suspended special director of public prosecutions is being cross-examined at the commission looking into his and Nomgcobo Jiba's fitness to hold office. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Lawrence Mrwebi has accused the Mokgoro inquiry of being extremely unfair towards him.

The suspended special director of public prosecutions is being cross-examined at the commission looking into his and Nomgcobo Jiba's fitness to hold office.

Mrwebi said the inquiry's making him feel like an accused person in a court of law.

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An angry Mrwebi began Friday's hearings by stating his unhappiness about the way the inquiry is playing out.

"I find this process extremely unfair. I don't blame anybody here," he said.

"I don't blame the presiding panel or the evidence leaders, I blame the process itself and the design of the process."

His biggest gripe, Mrwebi said, is that he hasn't had time to prepare.

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"It's at that point that I had to run like a headless chicken looking for evidence and documents to refute those allegations; which is very unfair.

"You simply don't know what to expect. The example is the questions by the evidence leader about the cases I dealt with in commercial crimes unit."

He is admitting he didn't verify information leading to him withdrawing charges against former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli.

Mrwebi maintains the decisions he took were in line with NPA policy and he remains fit to hold office.

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eNCA