NPA executives struck off advocates roll

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Criminal charges have been laid against former acting NPA head Nomgcobo Jiba and two colleagues.

JOHANNESBURG - Deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba and Specialised Commercial Crime unit head Lawrence Mrwebi have both been struck off the state prosecutors roll of advocates.

Judge Francis Legodi delivered the judgment at the North Gauteng High Court on Thursday, ruling in favour of the application that the General Council of the Bar brought against the two following a number of judicial findings against them.

The case was brought against the two last year over concerns over how they had handled three highly political and sensitive cases.

The body cited the manner in which the Richard Mdluli case was handled.

Jiba&39;s authorisation of racketeering charges against former KwaZulu-Natal Hawks head Johan Booysen was also cited.

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Action brought against a third, NPA North Gauteng Director Sibongile Mzinyathi, was not in favour of the bar council.



It is likely the pair will lose their jobs as a result of the ruling.

Their positions require them to possess legal qualifications.

Jiba and Mrwebi have been ordered to pay the costs of the application and counsel.







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