Acting national director of public prosecutions Silas Ramaite is the first witness to testify at the commission of enquiry into the fitness of two senior National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) advocates Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi, to hold office in the National Prosecuting Authority.

The Inquiry is underway in Pretoria.

Jiba the Deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions and Mrwebi, the special director of public prosecutions were suspended in October by President Cyril Ramaphosa following his decision to institute an enquiry into their fitness to hold office.

The pair is accused of maladministration and misconduct. Retired Constitutional Court justice Yvonne Mokgoro is presiding over the enquiry which must submit its final report to president Cyril Ramaphosa by 9th March 2019.

Four weeks have been set aside for the hearings.

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