Jiba speaks, not prepared to comment on claims

The deputy NPA head told EWN she doesn't fully understand all the reports swirling around her.

NPA deputy head, Nomgcobo Jiba. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) deputy head advocate Nomgcobo Jiba has told Eyewitness News she will speak to her boss, Mxolisi Nxasana, about claims she's avoiding police as soon as she's able to see him.

But she also says she doesn't fully understand all the reports swirling around her.

Earlier this week, the NPA said Jiba was avoiding police and was Absent Without Official Leave (AWOL) as officers tried to serve a summons on her to appear in court on criminal charges.

When EWN was able to speak to Jiba, her manner was abrupt.

She said that she was not prepared to comment on these claims, that she didn't even understand all of the reports about her and that she would speak to the National Director of Public Prosecutions as soon as she gets to see him.

Jiba has been seen as the focal point in a power struggle with Nxasana.

Nxasana asked Presidnet Jacob Zuma to suspend her after the Supreme Court of Appeal strongly criticised her conduct in cases relating to former police Crime Intelligence Unit head Richard Mdluli and the so-called Zuma spy tapes.