Sometimes, politics and law are farcical. That may be true for many places Greece’s new government is certainly has aspects of pantomime. But even for us, the National Prosecuting Authority has sunk to a new low, something that simply could not be made up, and which no good editor would even consider a true story.
On Tuesday, the NPA issued a statement, with a completely straight face, to the effect that one of its four deputy heads, Aocate Nomgcobo Jiba, was now the subject of a summons to appear in court next month. That had been expected. What was not, was the statement of fact that she had refused to cooperate with police, and now was not at work despite there being “no record of her having applied for leave”.
So we now have the second-highest official in the NPA trying to avoid the police, and being unreachable. One presumes her days of being untouchable are nearly over. When the tangled history of the NPA is written, Jiba is going to be either the main villain, or his sidekick. She has been acting National Director of Public Prosecutions for months at a time, and will always be …
Source : Daily Maverick