Pretoria - The Mokgoro Inquiry completed its sittings on Thursday, with advocate Max Du Plessis of Freedom Under Law (FUL) saying Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi should be removed from the office of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) as they were "remorseless".
Du Plessis was presenting on the fitness to hold office of Jiba, the suspended Deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions, and Mrwebi, the suspended Special Director of Public Prosecutions. The pair was suspended by president Cyril Ramaphosa in October last year and the inquiry instituted.
Du Plessis said that both senior advocates should be removed as they had undermined the integrity and independence of the NPA.
"These are not individuals who are intent on doing right, they are remorseless. We believe there is a firm basis to prove that both advocates are not worthy of being in the NPA and should be removed," said Du Plessis.
Jiba and Mrwebi have been criticised for their handling of several high-profile and controversial cases, including the decision to withdraw charges against former head of Crime Intelligence, Richard Mdluli. It is alleged the pair withdrew the charges to protect Mdluli from prosecution.