Jiba asks Parliament to suspend process for Ramaphosa to remove her

Jiba asks Parliament to suspend process for Ramaphosa to remove her

- Nomgcobo Jiba has urged Parliament to suspend Cyril Ramaphosa's decision to remove her from her post

- Jiba has also applied for a review of the Mokgoro report implicating her in wrongdoing

- The former NPA deputy also argues that some aspects of the Act the president relied on to establish the Mokgoro inquiry are unconstitutional

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Former Deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba has asked Parliament to suspend confirmation of Cyril Ramaphosa's decision to fire her.

Jiba has also filed an application with the High Court to have the Mokgoro report set aside and reviewed.

Jiba was dismissed in April based on the findings of the report.

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Jiba was struck from the advocates' roll in 2016 for mishandling several cases, Briefly.co.za has gathered. These included her controversial decision to drop the charges against former Crime Intelligence boss, Richard Mdluli. 

She has approached the Western Cape High Court, asking to be reinstated in her post with full benefits. 

In her review application, Jiba argues some key provisions of the NPA Act are unconstitutional. This is relevant, as these are some of the provisions which Ramaphosa used to establish the Mokgoro inquiry. The inquiry, headed by retired Constitutional Court Justice Yvonne Mokgoro, was tasked with looking into Jiba's fitness for office, among other issues.

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Zola Majavu, a legal representative for Jiba, has since written to National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise to request that the confirmation of the action recommended against Jiba by Ramaphosa be suspended while the report is reviewed, according to Eyewitness News.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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