Freedom Under Law takes aim at Jiba & Mrwebi
Freedom Under Law has filed an application to have Nomgcobo Jiba & Lawrence Mrwebi suspended & disciplined.
JOHANNESBURG - Freedom Under Law is arguing that if President Jacob Zuma is ordered by a court to decide whether to institute disciplinary proceedings against two senior prosecutions officials, the decision would be tainted by incompetence and bias.
The constitutional lobby group has filed an application in the High Court in Pretoria to have Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi suspended and disciplined for numerous cases of alleged impropriety and dishonesty.
They've also asked that the decision to withdraw fraud and perjury charges against Jiba be set aside.
Freedom Under Law's Nicole Fritz says in an affidavit that Zuma's failure to act against Jiba and Mrwebi in the light of numerous findings of impropriety, irregularity and dishonesty against them is clearly unconstitutional.
She argues that it is irrational and unlawful for Zuma to simply ignore the fact that Jiba and Mrwebi's integrity has been called into question.
The group also argues that the president's failure to act against the pair may be symptomatic of a closed mind, or no mind at all.
Fritz believes that the court should make the decision to suspend and discipline the two because any decision taken by Zuma may well be tainted by incompetence, rigidity or even bias.
The presidency did not respond to questions.