Cape Town - Suspended deputy national director of public prosecutions, Advocate Nomgcobo Jiba, may find it hard to convince the Mokgoro inquiry that she and advocate Lawrence Mwrebi were not acting outside their jurisdiction when they prosecuted former KwaZulu-Natal Hawks head Johan Booysen and dropped murder charges against Richard Mdluli.
Jiba and Mrwebi were hauled before the hearing following a series of damning judgments against them which prompted President Cyril Ramaphosa to appoint a commission of inquiry into those allegations in October last year.
The damning judgments related to the prosecution of Booysen and the dropping of murder charges against former Crime Intelligence head Mdluli.
Mdluli stood accused of having murdered the boyfriend of his ex-lover but the charges were mysteriously dropped - a decision that irked Judge John Murphy of the High Court in Joburg.
The first day of the hearings led by retired Constitutional Court Justice Yvonne Mokgoro into her fitness to hold office in the National Prosecuting Authority focused only on the work requirements of a national director of public prosecutions (DPP), and the deputy.