More questions raised over Nomgcobo Jiba

The Pretoria Bar Council is deciding whether she should be struck from the roll of advocates.

Deputy NPA boss Nomgcobo Jiba. Picture: Eyewitness News.

JOHANNESBURG - Questions have been raised as to why deputy NPA boss Nomgcobo Jiba is not facing the same level of scrutiny as her boss Mxolisi Nxasana despite three courts being critical of her behaviour.

The Pretoria Bar Council is deciding whether she should be struck from the roll of advocates.

The DA has served President Jacob Zuma's office with a letter asking that Jiba also to be probed as part of the inquiry set up to investigate the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The Helen Suzman Foundation's Director Francis Antonie said the allegations levelled against Jiba were extremely serious and they were supporting the call for the deputy NPA boss to be investigated.

"We can be assured that her role in the NDP is quite above board."

The DA's Mmusi Maimane said the NPA couldn't afford to be politically infiltrated so that Zuma's allies protected him from prosecution.

"Then it puts into question the integrity of our entire judicial process. South Africans must always believe that everyone is equal under the law, including the President."

Hearings for the inquiry into NPA boss Nxasana are scheduled to run from 11 May 2015.