PRETORIA - The Mokgoro inquiry into the fitness of top two advocates to hold office, heard that one of the advocates in question, Nomgcobo Jiba was under pressure to prosecute former KwaZulu-Natal Hawks boss Johan Booysen for racketeering "without evidence".
Advocate Jan Ferreira made his submissions on Friday at the Mokgoro inquiry which was instituted by President Cyril Ramaphosa to probe Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi's fitness to hold office.
During cross-examination by Advocate Thabani Masuku, Ferreira told him that he was of the opinion that Jiba was under pressure to prosecute Booysen.
Ferreira said he was informed of this by the former KZN Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Simphiwe Mlotshwa, who told him Jiba called him and tried to make him sign an indictment but he refused.
He also told the commission not all the four affidavits that Jiba relied on to directly implicate Booysen in racketeering were commissioned. Ferreira said the affidavits don't implicate Booysen in any wrongdoing.