PRETORIA- Embattled deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), Advocate Nomgcobo Jiba took the stand at the Mokgoro inquiry on Thursday and denied all allegations and defended decisions which have been ruled to be unlawful by the courts, saying her colleagues harboured resentment towards her.
"I faced unfair and unjustified attacks. So harsh were these attacks that the minister of Justice had to issue a statement in my defence."
Jiba and her colleague, Advocate Lawrence Mrwebi are the subject of a probe into their fitness to hold office in the NPA.
Jiba said her promotion was not celebrated and said she was shocked to learn at the inquiry that her colleagues felt that she was not qualified for the position.
The inquiry is looking into matters raised over the pair’s conduct in several court cases, including the decision to withdraw charges against former head of Crime Intelligence, Richard Mdluli and attempts to prosecute former KwaZulu-Natal Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) boss Johan Booysen for racketeering without evidence.