Johannesburg - President Cyril Ramaphosa's decision to fire top NPA prosecutors Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi will now be left up to Parliament to decide whether to uphold the president's decision.
Ramaphosa said he decided to remove the two prosecutors on Thursday following recommendations by retired Constitutional Court justice Yvonne Mokgoro. The justice was appointed by the president to head up the inquiry which investigated Mwrebi and Jiba's fitness to hold office.
Jiba and Mrwebi have been served with letters explaining the president's decision.
"The President subsequently shared the report with the implicated officials and invited them to make representations regarding the findings and recommendations. Following receipt of these representations, the President has informed Advocates Jiba and Mrwebi that their tenure has ended with immediate effect," the presidency said in a statement.
Mokgoro's report is scathing on Jiba and Mrwebi's behaviour as prosecutors and has recommended that the two be fired and be struck off the roll of advocates.