Pretoria - No damning evidence was led against suspended senior NPA advocates Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi during their first day of the hearing into their fitness to hold office in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).
However, Jiba’s legal counsel Advocate Thabani Masuku was quick to dispel newspaper reports over the weekend that his client was also a beneficiary of gifts and finances from Bosasa.
Masuku has asked the commission into the fitness of Jiba and Mrwebi led by retired Constitutional Court Judge Yvonne Mokgoro not to consider any of those reports in the proceedings.
Weekend newspapers had alleged that Jiba and Mrwebi were also beneficiary like various other high ranking ANC politicians in the country.
But the claims made against the two, it was alleged that bribes were paid to them to prevent criminal investigations against Bosasa senior officials.