Jiba calls qualification claims ‘ridiculous’

The deputy NPA head says the allegations are not worthy of a response.

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

JOHANNESBURG - National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) deputy head Nomgcobo Jiba on Friday said it's ludicrous to claim that she may have acted as an advocate without having the right qualifications.

The prosecuting body confirmed that the Mthatha High Court had produced a certificate of admission as an advocate for Jiba.

But this only took place in 2010.

Jiba was appointed a Senior Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions in 2006.

She says the claims are not worthy of a response and that there is an orchestrated campaign against her.

Former prosecutor turned Democratic Alliance Member of Parliament (MP) Glynnis Breytenbach says it's not certain at this point if Jiba has done anything wrong.

"While it was initially a requirement for people to be advocates to occupy these posts, these requirements were lapsed."

The NPA said the document came through several months after it first asked for it.

Jiba is currently being investigated by police after the Supreme Court of Appeal made credibility findings against her.

This related to the 'spy tapes' saga and former Crime Intelligence boss Richard Mdluli's case.