NPA driving a case against Jiba - report

2015-03-27 07:29
Nomgcobo Jiba (Lisa Hnatowicz, Beeld)

Nomgcobo Jiba (Lisa Hnatowicz, Beeld)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - Police sources believe the National Prosecuting Authority is driving a case against deputy NPA head Nomgcobo Jiba, Eyewitness News reported on Friday.

The NPA on Tuesday issued a summons for her to appear in court on charges of fraud and perjury, relating to her unsuccessful attempt to lay murder and racketeering charges against suspended KwaZulu-Natal Hawks head Major General Johan Booysen.

The KwaZulu-Natal High Court last year set aside the charges against Booysen, saying they did not even meet minimum standards.

Whereabouts unknown

Jiba's whereabouts are unknown, and the summons was handed to her superior, NPA head Mxolisi Nxasana.

Eyewitness News reported on Friday that it is in possession of the summons and eight-page charge sheet.

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

There is also a rift between the South African Police Service (SAPS) 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.

Nxasana is expected to brief the media on Friday.

Read more on:    police  |  npa  |  nomgcobo jiba  |  mxolisi nxasana

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.