Zuma was unwilling to suspend Jiba and Mrwebi, says former NPA head Nxasana

Mxolisi Nxasana said South Africans have been vindicated after the High Court in Pretoria struck Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi off the roll of advocates on Thursday.

In a scathing ruling, the pair are said to have brought the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), the legal profession and the office of the president into disrepute.

Jiba has been embroiled in a litany of controversies at the NPA targeting Jackie Selebi, Gerrie Nel, Glynnis Breytenbach and Johan Booysen.

In an interview with 702's John Robbie, both Nxasana and Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Michael Masutha commented on the matter.

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Not only myself feels vindicated but it is the National Prosecuting Authority and the people of South Africa more than myself.

Mxolisi Nxasana, former NPA head

He said he tried to institute disciplinary action against Jiba and Mrwebi as "their conduct was unbecoming of officers of the court".

When I referred the matter to the President and the minister, I saw there was no willingness from their part to deal with the persons concerned.

Mxolisi Nxasana, former NPA head

In an explanation on why disciplinary action was never taken against Jiba, he said that pursuing the matter wouldn't have served the stability of the prosecuting body especially after Nxasana's resignation in 2014.

Nxasana was paid out R17.3 million - the remaining 10 years of his contract - after withdrawing his application to interdict President Jacob Zuma from suspending him in the inquiry into his fitness to hold office.

At no stage was I in any way under the impression that any person was untouchable... I feel more relieved that the matter has proceeded in a manner that avoids all manners of other legal processes

Michael Masutha, Justice and Correctional Services Minister

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