Bar Council says Jiba not fit and proper to be an advocate

The General Council of the Bar of South Africa (GCB) has not given up on getting deputy prosecutions boss Nomgcobo Jiba be struck off the advocates' roll.

The council has approached the Constitutional Court for leave to appeal a Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ruling in favour of Jiba and her colleague Lawrence Mrwebi.

The SCA overturned a ruling by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria that Jiba and Mrwebi be struck off the roll of advocates.

The SCA ruling was based on the fact that the GCB could not establish any misconduct on the part of Jiba.

Chairperson of the GCB advocate Craig Watt- Pringle SC says he believes they could have a successful appeal because Jiba is not fit to be an advocate.

Read: High Court ruling on Jiba overturned, can return to work at NPA

In relation to Jiba, our grounds relate to the conduct in litigation, which is subject of judicial comment, but in this preceding and in prior proceedings, our conclusion is that she is not a person her word can be trusted by the courts and that she hasn't always fulfilled her duties to the courts. At the most ground she should be found not to be a fit and proper person to be an advocate.

Craig Watt- Pringle, chairperson of the General Council of the Bar of South Africa

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