'Jiba still hasn't proven she's an advocate'

NPA says its deputy head Nomgcobo Jiba must prove she has been admitted as an advocate.

Acting National Director of Public Prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says it's still waiting for its deputy head, advocate Nomgcobo Jiba, to prove that she has actually been admitted as an advocate.

Jiba is currently facing a criminal investigation after the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) strongly criticised her conduct in the decision to withdraw charges against former police Crime Intelligence Unit head, Richard Mdluli.

It's now been several months since Jiba was first asked to provide proof that she has been admitted as an advocate.

While her qualifications do not appear to be in doubt, she hasn't yet provided the NPA with her certificate of admission.

Instead she told the_ Mail & Guardian_ that she has been admitted in Mthatha and didn't feel she had to provide the certificate.

Jiba has been strongly criticised in two separate rulings; one relating to the former crime intelligence head, the other to her role in the Zuma spy tapes saga.