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Accountability Now may force Zuma's hand on Jiba

The organisation wants Zuma to suspend Nomgcobo Jiba and two others implicated in the Richard Mdluli case.

FILE: Nomgcobo Jiba. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Organisation Accountability Now says it's written to President Jacob Zuma asking him to take action against deputy NPA head advocate Nomgcobo Jiba and two other officials implicated by the Supreme Court of Appeal in the Richard Mdluli case.

The organisation says if Zuma doesn't suspend them it will go to court to force him to remove them from office.

Zuma has refused to take action against Jiba, the NPA's commercial crimes head advocate Lawrence Mrwebi and its north Gauteng head advocate Sibongile Mzinyathi despite judges saying they did not behave properly in withdrawing charges against Mdluli

Accountability Now director advocate Paul Hoffman says he wants Zuma to study these rulings

"If he does apply his mind to that he really is left with little alternative but to take disciplinary proceedings against them and to suspend them."

And he says all three officials should be removed from office.

"They have been found by courts to have lied in relation to the work they were doing on various rather controversial prosecutions."

Former NPA head Mxolisi Nxasana said in his final annual report that his requests for Zuma to take against the three had been ignored.