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Nomgcobo Jiba content with Parliament decision 

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Acting lawyer for fired deputy national director of public prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba said she felt vindicated by an agreement made by Parliament.

The national legislature decided to let her go through a bid to get her job back be heard next month before they can consider her removal from office.

Jiba successfully lodged an urgent application for an interdict to slow down the process pending a review of the president’s decision to fire her and to have the Mokgoro report which found her unfit to hold office set aside.

National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise and parties involved on Wednesday agreed that the parliamentary process would be suspended until the court hearing that will take place on September 19.

Jiba’s lawyer, Zola Majavu said she found it ‘mind-boggling’ that the Parliament would proceed with an application for her removal from office even though she was waiting for an application review from President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Majavu said Jiba was satisfied with the Parliament’s agreement to suspend its proceedings.

Parliament said the agreement was reached in the interest of fairness, impartiality and the rule of law.

Chairperson of the National Assembly’s justice committee, Bulelani Magwanishe, added that the committee would abide by its agreement. 

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