Top detective in Jiba's case fired

2015-05-06 17:59
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Cape Town - A senior detective in the investigation of Deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba has been sacked on Wednesday, according to reports.

Eyewitness News reported that Colonel Boats Botha was fired for allegedly misleading prosecutors to serve Jiba’s summons.

In March Jiba, refused to accept a summons for her to appear in court on charges of fraud and perjury.

Speaking to the media, NPA boss Mxolisi Nxasana said he told Jiba she is expected to appear in court on April 21.

According to EWN there was confusion over whether Botha was the investigating officer in the case.

Botha, a retired cop, was also contracted to help with Oscar Pistorius’s case.

Netwerk 24 reported that Botha refused to comment on questions about whether he was targeted because of his investigation into Jiba.

According to three independent sources, however, said  Botha had been targeted to “humiliate” him.

Read more on:    police  |  npa  |  nomgcobo jiba  |  johannesburg

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