Nomgcobo Jiba to take Mokgoro findings to High Court

Former deputy prosecutions boss Nomgcobo Jiba says she will challenge the findings and recommendations of the Mokgoro commission in the High Court.

President Cyril Ramaphosa axed Jiba and advocate Lawrence Mrwebi after accepting a recommendation that the pair be removed from office.

The commission - chaired by retired Constitutional Court Justice Yvonne Mokgoro - found the two advocates were neither fit nor proper to hold their respective offices.

READ: Ramaphosa fires Jiba and Mrwebi

Jiba insists the report is riddled with elementary errors.

Eyewitness News (EWN) reporter Barry Bateman has more on the story.

Until they actually file papers and give notice of their intention to place the matter on review, I think it [their axing] is all going ahead and will be sent to Parliament until such time that anything happens in court and they obtain an order of sorts to stop that from happening.

Barry Bateman, Reporter - EWN

Click on the link below to hear the full report....

Meanwhile, Freedom Under Law's former Justice of the Constitutional Court Judge Johann Kriegler says the findings seem sound and that the president acted rationally and responsibly.

The issue we put to the president as to the dismissal of of Jiba and Mrwebi was this long record of improper conduct.

Johann Kriegler, Former judge of the Constitutional Court - Former Under Law

If the matter is going to go to court I would prefer, as a former judge, not to express views on the merits.

Johann Kriegler, Former judge of the Constitutional Court - Former Under Law

On the findings that have been made by the courts over the years, neither of them is fit to be an advocate and neither should be allowed to practise in the courts of law.

Johann Kriegler, Former judge of the Constitutional Court - Former Under Law

Click on the link below to hear more from Kriegler...


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