The decision to suspend senior NPA officials Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi now rests with President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Political analyst Somadoda Fikeni says the current developments at the National Prosecuting Authority have badly affected its credibility and ability to fight serious crime.
Deputy prosecutions boss Nomgcobo Jiba and her colleague Lawrence Mrwebi have until Friday to make submissions as to why they should not be suspended pending inquiries related to multiple court rulings against them.
The ANC Women’s League has condemned what it calls racist attacks on NPA deputy head Nomgcobo Jiba by the General Council of the Bar (GCB) and Freedom Under Law.
Suspended Advocate Nomgcobo Jiba’s lawyer Zola Majavu says although his client won her case at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein on Tuesday, a further legal battle could delay her returning to work at the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).