Court dismisses DA’S claim Zuma had hidden motives

Nontando Mafanya
23 May 2016

The Western Cape High Court has dismissed the Democratic Alliance’s claim that secrete causes were behind President Jacob Zuma’s failure to suspend deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba.

Judge Mokgoatji Dolamo handed down his ruling earlier today in the opposition political party’s proposal to have Jiba suspended pending the outcome of an inquiry into her fitness to hold office.

Jiba allegedly criticised by several judges for her handling of the spy tapes saga, the Richard Mdluli case and her decision to prosecute former Kwa-Zulu Natal Hawks head Johan Booysen.

In a 54-page judgment, Judge Dolamo in a statement said he does not agree with the DA’s “simplistic view” that all President Zuma had to ask himself was whether the allegations against Jiba were serious enough to warrant suspension and an investigation.


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