Born Nomgcobo Jiba is the former South African Deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions. She was removed from the roll of South African advocates following her involvement in many political-related cases.
She studied LLB at Walter Sisulu University and graduated in 1989. She furthered to get her master’s degree in Commercial Law in 1996.
Nomgcobo Jiba is married to Booker Nhantsi, who was convicted of stealing a total sum of R193,000 from a client’s trust fund in 2003.
He was sentenced to five (5) years in prison but received a presidential pardon from ex-President Jacob Zuma in 2010.
“The former senior prosecutor wants the court to order President Cyril Ramaphosa and the National Director of Public Prosecutions to reinstate her, as the deputy national director of prosecutions.
“Jiba applied for this urgent interdict to prevent Parliament from pursuing the President’s decision to fire her; since her last court proceedings, an agreement was reached that Parliament won’t pursue this matter further until her application was presented in court on 19 September.”
She worked as a prosecutor in Peddie magistrate’s court located in Eastern Cape in 1988. During this time, she also practiced in courts at Tsolo and Mthatha.
In 1997, she resigned from the government and headed to work for the legal firm Qunta Ntsebeza in Cape Town.
Later in 1999, she worked for Deloitte and Touche, a multinational professional services network, as a Senior Forensic Consultant in Pretoria.
She also worked for the Investigating Directorate for Serious Economic Offences as a Senior State Advocate.
In 2001, the organisation was disbanded in 2001 and replaced by the Scorpions. She served as the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions.
She became the Senior Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions in 2006. Later, following the disbandment of the Scorpion, she moved to the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court in 2009.
Jiba got promoted to the Deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions at the National Prosecuting Authority.