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npa thumb100 BusinessLive reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa has dropped his predecessor Jacob Zuma’s legal battle to protect controversial prosecutions heavyweights Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi  

He has written to both that he intends to launch inquiries into their fitness to hold office.  Jiba and Mrwebi have until 10 August to provide reasons why they should not be suspended, pending inquiries related to multiple court rulings against them.  The president has also indicated that he is awaiting the outcome of a Constitutional Court ruling on whether National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Shaun Abrahams was validly appointed before deciding on his continued leadership.  That ruling is expected in the coming weeks.  These steps are seen as the first of several major executive interventions expected at the NPA.  Ramaphosa stated within days of taking up office that tackling "leadership issues" at the NPA was one of his priorities as president.  Meanwhile, the General Council of the Bar is seeking to challenge a Supreme Court of Appeal judgment that found the Bar had failed to establish that Jiba was guilty of misconduct.

  • Read this report by Karyn Maughan in full at BusinessLive
  • Read too, No response from Jiba on probe into her fitness, at Pretoria News

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