A President’s Keeper- AfriForum and Adv Gerrie Nel to prosecute privately

(Photo: SA People)
AfriForum today announced that they have instituted legal action to privately prosecute Adv. Nomgcobo Jiba, former acting Director and current Deputy Director of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), on charges of fraud and perjury.

Adv. Gerrie Nel, Head of AfriForum’s Private Prosecution Unit and AfriForum will act in the case against Jiba on behalf of Maj. Gen. Johan Booysen, the former Head of the Hawks in KwaZulu-Natal.

AfriForum argues that Jiba committed fraud and perjury during the process of charging Booysen with racketeering (after being accused of running a murder gang in KwaZulu-Natal). AfriForum and Booysen argue that there exists an irresistible inference that Booysen was targeted unlawfully by Jiba after Booysen had started investigating the business operations of Thoshan Panday, a KwaZulu-Natal businessman with close ties to the Zuma family.

Booysen took Jiba’s decision on review and Judge Trevor Gorven set the charges of racketeering aside in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban in February 2014. Gorven ruled that no rational explanation – not even loosely defined – existed to support Jiba’s decision.

Reminds me of that Bible verse “Whatever was said and done in the darkness, will come into the light.” What fun awaits! (Ed)