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It is the age of unreason, it is the age of impunity

By Judith February Last week, Advocate Nomgcobo Jiba, deputy national director of Public Prosecutions, head of the Special Commercial Crimes Unit Advocate Lawrence Mrwebi and Hawks head Mthandazo Berning Ntlemeza appeared before Parliament’s Public Accounts committee. As they spoke about the state’s capacity to fight corruption, their words were lost in a haze, for the Read more >

Mrwebi, Jiba struck off advocates’ roll

UPDATE: Nomgcobo Jiba has said that she will appeal the decision of the North Gauteng High Court. The National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi have been struck off the roll of advocates, thanks to an application by the General Council of the Bar (GCB). In mid-2015 the council brought its application to the North Read more >

The case against Nomgcobo Jiba

Wondering what all the fuss is around Nomgcobo Jiba, the recently appointed deputy head of national prosecutions? Read this absorbing piece by writer Rian Malan to discover why Corruption Watch and other organisations feel she is not fit to hold the position. Spare a thought for South African journalists, reduced to peering into murk and Read more >

‘Cleared’ Jiba faces potential obstacles

Dear Corruption Watch, the national director of public prosecutions recently announced that not only have charges of fraud and perjury against his deputy, Nomgcobo Jiba, been withdrawn, but she’s been promoted! How can she have a future at the NPA? Concerned Crime Fighter Dear Concerned Crime Fighter, Jiba’s integrity was called into question in the Read more >

Corruption Watch and NPA’s Mrwebi go toe to toe

Source: Eyewitness News Eyewitness News (EWN) has learnt that Corruption Watch has complained to both the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and the Department of Justice about what it says is a threat from the NPA’s commercial crimes head, advocate Lawrence Mrwebi. Mrwebi emailed the NGO and said he could be interested in investigating its finances Read more >

New NPA head has work to do

First published on ISS Africa Once again, South Africa has a new head of prosecutions. Adv Shaun Abrahams will be the sixth head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in 10 years. Appointed by President Jacob Zuma in June, Abrahams is at the helm of arguably the most important department in the criminal justice system. Read more >

Can we blame you now, President Zuma?

By Gareth Newham, division head for governance, crime and justice, ISS Pretoria First published in the Sowetan While speaking to local government officials recently, South African President Jacob Zuma jokingly said: "Anything that goes wrong in the country it’s 'that Zuma'. I’m sure even if a person falls from a chair, [they’d say] 'this bloody Zuma Read more >