The lobby group, AfriForum, has announced that its private prosecuting unit will take on National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Advocate Nomgcobo Jiba on charges of fraud, perjury and defeating the ends of justice.
The matter relates to Jiba authorising racketeering charges against former KwaZulu-Natal Hawks head Johan Booysen.
EWN senior reporter, Barry Bateman has been monitoring the story.
Bateman reports that a KwaZulu-Natal High Court judgment, on Jiba authorising racketeering charges, has been set aside on the grounds that it offended the principle of legality and was unconstitutional.
Subsequent to that, criminal charges of perjury and fraud were brought against Jiba.— Barry Bateman, EWN senior reporter
Bateman explains that when Jiba was about to begin the trial, Shaun Abrahams was appointed as the National Director of Public Prosecutions who then withdrew the case against her.
According to Bateman, Booysen was present when the AfriForum announcement was made, and is also requesting a certificate of no prosecution to institute the prosecutions against Jiba.
Listen to Barry Bateman full report on the Jiba case below: