Jiba refused to accept summons - Nxasana

2015-03-27 10:32
Nomgcobo Jiba. (Lisa Hnatowicz, Photo24)

Nomgcobo Jiba. (Lisa Hnatowicz, Photo24)

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Pretoria - Deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions, Nomgcobo Jiba, refused to accept a summons for her to appear in court on charges of fraud and perjury, NPA boss Mxolisi Nxasana said on Friday.

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

Eyewitness News reported earlier on Friday that it was in possession of the summons and an eight page charge sheet.

Senior police officials told EWN that the summons shows the prosecuting authority is driving a case against Jiba.

But Nxasana said he found it strange that the police would accuse the authority of “pushing a personal agenda against [Jiba]”.

He said the suggestion of an agenda was ludicrous.

"I want to assure you that everything that happened, happened legally," Nxasana said.

The NPA boss says he's been advised that the investigation against Jiba "is not going anywhere".

There have been reports of a rift between the South African Police Service and NPA on the matter, with SAPS officials saying the NPA was too hasty in issuing the summons.

According to EWN, the police colonel who was handed the summons and tried to serve it on Jiba later received a call to say the national police commissioner wanted to know what was going on, and that he had been removed from the case.

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