Ramaphosa takes 'bold steps' as he suspends Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi

The Presidency announced on Thursday the suspension of NPA senior officials Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi pending the outcome of an inquiry into their fitness for office.

In August, the president asked the two officials to submit reasons why they should not be suspended.

Read: High Court ruling on Jiba overturned, can return to work at NPA

These are positions that are extremely highly ranked in our Nationa Prosecuting Authority. The NPA Act hold the leaders of the NPA to a very high standard. It is not enough that they are just advocates but they are people who are supposed to have integrity.

Khusela Diko, Spokesperson for President Cyril Ramaphosa

Diko says after the president received the submissions he felt an inquiry must be established in order for public confidence to be restored in the NPA.

The inquiry will be led by former Constitutional Court judge Yvonne Mokgoro.

Because the NPA Act expects so much from the leaders of the NPA, the President felt it was important for these matters to be given an opportunity to be ventilated.

Khusela Diko, Spokesperson for President Cyril Ramaphosa

Diko spoke about the appointment of the new head of the NPA saying that the president has put together a panel of experts to handle the matter.

She says they have until November 2 to make nominations and interviews will be conducted between 5 and 16 November and recommendations will be made to the president shortly after that.

An announcement is likely to be made in early in December.

To hear the rest of the conversation with Khusela Diko, listen below:


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