Zuma issues notice of intention to suspend Jiba, Mwerbi

OCTOBER 25, 2016

President Jacob Zuma has given notice of his intention to suspend two Deputy National Directors of Public Prosecutions, Advocates Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi from office pending an enquiry into their fitness to hold office.

According to a statement issued by the Presidency on Tuesday, President Zuma’s decision follows the recent judgment of the North Gauteng High Court in the matter of the General Council of Bar of South Africa vs Nomgcobo Jiba, Lawrence Sithembiso Mrwebi and Sibongile Mzinyathi.

The court ordered that the names of the two advocates be removed from the roll of advocates.

“The President has requested the two Advocates to provide him with reasons as to why they cannot be suspended pending the outcome of the enquiry into their fitness to hold office.

“After hearing the two Advocates, the President will then take a decision whether or not to suspend them,” said the Presidency.

– SAnews.gov.za