Johannesburg - Calls are growing for suspended deputy National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Nomgcobo Jiba and another top prosecutor, Lawrence Mrwebi, to be prosecuted following a damning report into their conduct in several high-profile cases.
DA MP and former prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach on Thursday demanded that the NPA seriously consider prosecuting the two.
She said the recommendations of the inquiry chaired by retired Constitutional Court justice Yvonne Mokgoro signalled “a great day for the NPA and the criminal justice system as a whole”.
Mokgoro recommended Jiba and Mrwebi be removed from their posts.
Breytenbach said the findings against Jiba and Mrwebi meant that they effectively sold out to the highest bidder and in the process played a massive role in the state capture mechanism which allowed the scale of corruption the country had witnessed to proceed with almost guaranteed impunity.