South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has decided to fire Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi from the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) after they were found neither proper nor fit to hold the senior positions within the body.
Both controversial officials have been already informed about the dismissal with the letters. However, they still can be restored in the positions, if SA Parliament makes the decision in contrary to the president’s one. As for now, the MPs have 30 days to challenge the firing.
Jiba, the deputy national director of public prosecutions, and Mrwebi, the special director of public prosecutions, were suspected in failure to act without favour while in politically sensitive cases and later took part in the Mokgoro inquiry chaired by retired Constitutional Court Judge Yvonne Mokgoro.
The multiple pieces of evidence shown during six weeks of hearings partly confirmed the suspicions.