11 April 2019

South Africa: President Cyril Ramaphosa Receives Report On Fitness of Senior NPA Officials to Hold Office

press release

President Cyril Ramaphosa has on Wednesday, 10 April 2019, met with retired Judge of the Constitutional Court Yvonne Mokgoro on the report of the Enquiry into the fitness to hold office of Deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions Adv. Nomgcobo Jiba and Special Director of Public Prosecutions Adv. Lawrence Mrwebi held in terms of section 12(6) of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Act.

Having provided the President with the report on 01 April 2019, Judge Mokgoro used the opportunity today to present bound copies of the report and the evidence compiled and to answer any questions of clarity the President may have had on the report.

President Ramaphosa expressed his appreciation to Judge Mokgoro, Advocate Kgomotso Moroka SC and attorney Thenjiwe Vilakazi for their diligent and timely work.

The President has shared the report with Advocates Jiba and Mrwebi and requested them to submit any representations they may have in response to the findings to the President by Tuesday, 16 April 2019.

President Ramaphosa established the Mokgoro Enquiry in October 2018 and placed Advocates Jiba and Mrwebi on suspension with full pay pending finalisation of the inquiry.

The report of the enquiry will only be publicly released once Advocates Jiba and Mrwebi have had an opportunity to consider it, make their representations and the President has considered such representations.

Issued by: The Presidency

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