3 top NPA leaders charged with perjury

2014-08-10 10:57

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Three of the National Prosecuting Authority’s most senior leaders have been criminally charged with perjury.

City Press can today reveal that former acting National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Nomgcobo Jiba, Special Commercialised Crimes Unit head Lawrence Mrwebi and Provincial Director of Prosecutions in Pretoria Sibongile Mzinyathi have had criminal charges of perjury laid against them.

The charges follow damning court findings made about the NPA’s leadership last year in the case in which rights group Freedom Under Law successfully applied to overturn the dropping of criminal charges against suspended police crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli.

It has also emerged that National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Mxolisi Nxasana has written to President Jacob Zuma asking him to suspend Jiba, Mrwebi and Mzinyathi, pending inquiries into their fitness to hold office.

Mdluli – who famously pledged his support for Zuma ahead of the ANC’s Mangaung elective conference if Zuma “assisted” him with his suspension – will tomorrow appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrates’ Court on charges including kidnapping, assault and intimidation.

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