Pretoria - A senior prosecutor told the Mokgoro inquiry that suspended Special Director of Public Prosecutions Lawrence Mrwebi protected former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli from prosecution by withdrawing cases which even had prima facie evidence.
Advocate Jan Ferreira was testifying on Thursday at the Mokgoro inquiry which was instituted by President Cyril Ramaphosa to probe Mrwebi and Nomgcobo Jiba's fitness to hold office.
Ferreira discussed how Mrwebi withdrew charges against Mdluli relating to the two BMWs he secured with a loan from Atlantis Nissan, the which company supplied vehicles for Crime Intelligence.
He said some of the reasons given by Mwrebi to withdraw Mdluli's charges was that police were not entitled to investigate the matter and should be handled by the Inspector General of Intelligence.
Ferreira said he disagreed with Mrwebi's view.