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NPANews24 reports that Nomgcobo Jiba has given up on her attempts to get her job as Deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions back.  

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services recently resolved to give Jiba another opportunity to furnish it with representations on why she should be reinstated in the post after President Cyril Ramaphosa fired her.  A parliamentary spokesperson confirmed on Friday that Jiba had written to National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise, stating that she would not be seeking restoration by Parliament to her position in the National Prosecuting Authority.  Jiba reportedly said the reasons for her decision were personal, as the matter had taken a toll on herself and her family.  Ramaphosa fired Jiba and her colleague Lawrence Mrwebi in April following an inquiry headed by retired Constitutional Court Justice Yvonne Mokgoro, who found that they were not "fit and proper to hold their respective offices".  The decision had to be referred to Parliament to determine whether Jiba and Mrwebi should be reinstated.  But, Jiba launched a court application, in which she asked the court to order Ramaphosa and National Director of Public Prosecutions to reinstate her.  While the matter was before court, Parliament agreed to halt its process.  The committee then decided to proceed after Jiba’s Western Cape High Court application failed two weeks ago.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Jan Gerber at News24
  • Read too, A resolute Nomgcobo Jiba does not want her NPA job back, at BusinessLive

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