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The case against Nomgcobo Jiba

Case against Jiba.

Senior police officials served a summons on Deputy National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Head Nomgcobo Jiba in relation to her handling of the prosecution of KwaZulu-Natal Hawks Boss Johan Booysenwhen based on a statement which did not in fact exist. Jiba has been accused of fraud and perjury.

The issue has sparked a public rift between the NPA and South African Police Service (SAPS), with the police claiming the NPA jumped the gun in issuing the summons.

An hour ago or so Nxasana held a press conference and made certain comments. He asked Jiba whether Jiba conducts all matter in this fashion.

There is a perception that Jiba is being protected

National Director of Public Prosecutions, Mxolisi Nxasana

Barry Bateman, EWN's Senior Reporter reiterated Nxasana's sentiments in his report and stated that there is in fact a perception that President Zuma, who appointed Jiba, is protecting her.

Ewn Reporter, Mandy Wiener explains some of the details of what actually happened when the police tried to serve this summons on Jiba. She stated, based on the conference and general feeling amongst the SAPS, that this is about politics and at the end of the day politics will win.

Shaka v Rhodes

At the University of Cape Town at the moment a special meeting of the University’s senate to discuss a plan to remove the statue of Cecil Rhodes from its current position. Students have stated that the statue represents racism and and infringes transformation.

Students have been militant about this issue according to EWN Reporter, Siyabonga Sesant.

Students have vowed to occupy the building until the statue is taken down.

Siyabonga Sesant

Several people have claimed that Cecil Rhodes is the equivalent of Shaka Zulu, the head of the Zulu people in the early 1800’s. However, Professor Dan Wylie, the author of the book 'Myth of Iron – Shaka in History', a professor in the English Department at Rhodes University believes that they are very different and that he wouldn't be too quick to parallel them together.

Shaka was much more of a diplomat, a negotiator, working his way into power with far less force...

Professor Dan Wylie

Reaction of Jiba matter by SAPS

Solomon Makgale, the National Spokesperson of the South African Police Service spoke to Stephen Grootes about their reaction to the Jiba matter.

Eskom Judgment

Judgment in the challenge by Eskom CEO, Tshediso Matona, to have his suspension set aside has been reserved by the Labour Court in Johannesburg. Matona cannot proceed with his application to go back to work, after Eskom Chair Zola Tsotsi said he was asking him to step aside along with three other officials during an inquiry into the utility.

EWN Reporter, Aurelie Kalinga was present at the Judgement.

The Judge made her decision because Matona faces serious charges. His statements were unreliable and inconsistent and he has made no concrete plans to deal with the Eskom crisis, according to the Judge.

Aurelie Kalinga

Nigeria Elections

In Nigeria millions of people are preparing to vote this weekend in an election that seems to almost split the nation in two; between President Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari.

EWN's Samson Omale talks about each candidate.

A cry for change is the slogan of the opposition party

Samson Omale commenting on opposition to President Goodluck Jonathan.

Cape Town Jazz Festival

30 000 people are expected to attend the Cape Town Jazz Festival with a diverse array of musicians. The event has grown and has been around for 16 years, according to Kaz Henderson, Spokesperson for Cape Town. Stephen asks Kaz who the one act is, to look forward to in this years Festival.

Mahotella Queens is one act that we are looking forward to. They are celebrating 50 years in the industry.

Kaz Henderson

Proteas arrive back home

At OR Tambo International this morning, the arrival of the Proteas' Coach Russel Domingo and Captain AB De Villiers after their loss to New Zealand in the World Cup Semi Finals.

Morena Mothupi, EWN Sports Reporter shared with Stephen what the Captain had to say.

He felt a bit more positive. Commenting on behalf of the team, they're a bit dejected and broken and feel that they have let the country down.

Morena Mothupi

This article first appeared on 702 : The case against Nomgcobo Jiba


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