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First on EWN: 'NPA driving a case against Nomgcobo Jiba'

EWN is in possession of the summons and charge sheet issued for the deputy NPA head this week.

Deputy NPA head Nomgcobo Jiba. Picture:EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Senior police officials have told Eyewitness News that a summons for deputy National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Nomgcobo Jiba shows the prosecuting authority is driving a case against her.

EWN is in possession of the summons and charge sheet issued for Jiba this week in relation to her handling of the prosecution of KwaZulu-Natal Hawks boss Johan Booysen.

The issue has sparked a public rift between the NPA and South African Police Service (SAPS), with the police claiming the NPA jumped the gun in issuing the summons.

The summons is signed by the NPA head and by police officer Lieutenant-Colonel Butler and is supported by an eight-page charge sheet.

EWN understands that Colonel Boats Botha was handed the subpoena by advocate Jan Ferreira on Tuesday.

Just after 6am on Wednesday, he and Butler went to Jiba's home at a private golf estate and to her office to try and serve it on her.

Botha later received a call from Major-General Norman Taioe saying the national commissioner wanted to know what was going on and he was told he would no longer be involved in the case.

Senior police sources insist Taioe has been the investigating officer on this case since January and not Botha and the national commissioner is angry Taioe wasn't consulted before the summons was issued.

To see Jiba's summons and charge sheet, click here.