Ramaphosa also issued a similar notice to special director of public prosecutions Lawrence Mrwebi and gave them until next Friday to make submissions on why they should not be suspended pending the inquiries.
Jiba’s lawyer Zola Majavu confirmed that his client received Ramaphosa’s letter in which he signalled his intentions to institute the inquiries and suspend her.
“We hold instructions to accede to the request to make the submissions by August 10 on behalf of advocate Jiba. Once done, we will await the president’s response and take it from there,” he said.
Last month, Majavu told Independent Media that calls for Ramaphosa to institute disciplinary action against Jiba were misplaced because the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, which ordered she be struck off the roll of advocates, sat as a disciplinary hearing and its decision had been overturned by the Supreme Court of Appeal.