The NPA's Lawrence Mrwebi and Nomgcobo Jiba have been suspended while government waits for the outcome of an inquiry into their fitness to hold office.
South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa, suspended Mrwebi, who is the Special Director of Public Prosecutions, as well as Jiba, who is the Deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions, on Thursday.
Briefly.co.za learned that Yvonne Mokgoro, the former justice of the Constitutional Court, will lead the inquiry into the pair's fitness to hold office.
News24 reported that Ramaphosa, in a letter to Jiba and Mrwebi, said he took the serious nature of the allegations leveled against the pair into account when he suspended them.
The president said the seriousness of the allegations against them; which include that they're unfit to hold their positions in an office where the work of SA's criminal justice system is paramount for all prosecutions, especially corruption cases, and keeping the public's purse safe, are the reasons behind their suspensions.
In the letter, Ramaphosa pointed your that Jiba and Mrwebi hold senior positions with influence over a large swathe of the NPA.
The head of state said it's in the NPA image's sake that an inquiry must provide clear and convincing outcomes about Jiba and Mrwebi, and the leadership of the authority.
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