'Jiba and Mrwebi have until Friday to motivate why they should not be suspended'

Deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba and Special Director of Public Prosecution Lawrence Mrwebi have until Friday to argue why they should not be suspended.

Former President Jacob Zuma appealed a High Court order in 2017, which compelled him to institute disciplinary inquiries against the pair but President Cyril Ramaphosa has now withdrawn the appeal.

READ: Ramaphosa to launch inquiry into Jiba and Mrwebi fitness to hold office

The two advocates returned to work last month after a High Court order, which struck them from the roll of advocates was set aside by the Supreme Court of Appeal.

Senior Specialist reporter and Journalist at Tiso Blackstar,Karyn Maughan gives her take on the matter.

Jiba has been able to navigate herself through these kind of spaces before. I think the difficulty in this articular situation is that there is an order which was obtained by Freedom Under Law in December last year which effectively compels the president to insinuate that inquiry and to suspend.

Karyn Maughan, Journalist at Tiso Blackstar

I would understand that unless he wants to be held in contempt of court, he is going to have to suspend her. Why he has chosen to hear her reasons is interesting...

Karyn Maughan, Journalist at Tiso Blackstar

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This article first appeared on 702 : 'Jiba and Mrwebi have until Friday to motivate why they should not be suspended'


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