Jiba to face the courts on fraud & perjury charges

If Nomgcobo Jiba fails to appear, a summons for her arrest might be issued.

FILE: Acting National Director of Public Prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba. Picture: EWN

PRETORIA - Deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba is scheduled to make her first court appearance this morning when she faces two counts of fraud and one of perjury.

Jiba was the centre of controversy last month when police served her summons on National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Mxolisi Nxasana when they couldn't track her down.

The police denied having requested the warrant, accusing the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) of jumping the gun because it believed the investigation was not ready to proceed to trial.

The case against Jiba relates to the failed prosecution for racketeering of KwaZulu-Natal Hawks boss Major-General Johan Booysen.

The High Court found that Jiba authorised his prosecution two weeks prior to the statement upon which she supposedly based her decision.

Judge Trevor Gorven ruled that her decisions were arbitrary, unlawful and unconstitutional.

If she fails to present herself to the court today, the prosecutor may request the Magistrate to issue a summons for her arrest.