Pretoria - Suspended deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), advocate Nomgcobo Jiba on Monday told the Mokgoro inquiry that she did not find it necessary to review advocate Lawrence Mrwebi's decision to withdraw corruption charges against former crime Intelligence boss Richard Mdluli.
This despite claims from other prosecutors that the case was shut down to protect Mdluli, who was fingered in a graft probe.
Jiba said former prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach's memorandum on Mdluli's case was unprecedented and as acting NDPP, she held discretion on what to consider.
She made her remarks at the Mokgoro inquiry which is looking into anomalies raised on her and Mrwebi's conduct in several court cases, including the withdrawal of charges against Mdluli. The inquiry is probing the fitness of Jiba and Mrwebi to hold office.
During cross-examination on Monday, Jiba was questioned by evidence leader Nazreen Bawa about her reasons for suspending Breytenbach. She was asked if she was familiar with details around the matter.