ADVOCATE NOMGCOBO JIBA: DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS
NATIONAL PROSECUTING AUTHORITY – SOUTH AFRICA
Adv Nomgcobo Jiba completed her B Juris in 1987 followed by an LLB in 1989 at the Walter Sisulu University, then known as the University of Transkei. In 1994, she obtained an Industrial Relations Diploma from Damelin College. In 1996, she graduated with LLM in Commercial Law.
Her professional career started in 1988 in Peddie, Eastern Cape, where she worked as a prosecutor in a magistrate’s court. She thereafter continued her career in the magistrates’ courts in Tsolo and Mthatha in the same capacity. In 1997, she resigned from government and commenced her articles of clerkship for the attorneys’ profession under the firm Qunta Ntsebeza attorneys in Cape Town. She qualified as an attorney in 1998.
In 1999 she moved to Pretoria and worked for an accounting firm Deloitte & Touche as a Senior Forensic Consultant. Her core function was forensic investigations and analysis which often involved the flow of fund analysis, to detect fraud or corruption.
Later in the same year she joined the then Investigating Directorate for Serious Economic Offences (IDSEO) in Pretoria as a Senior State Advocate. In 2001 the IDSEO was disbanded and the Directorate of Special Operations (DSO) was established. Later in the same year she was appointed a Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions. In 2006 she was appointed a Senior Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions.
Her core functions involved the investigation and prosecution of complex commercial crime cases committed in an organized fashion. Part of her duties entailed giving guidance to investigators and prosecutors with regard to their cases, as well as to render guidance and assistance to accountants with regard to drawing up of forensic accountants’ report with flow of funds analysis.
She has trained a lot of staff members who now occupy senior positions in the Police and other government departments. She is very passionate about transformation and realization of the values of equality and dignity, which are some of the core values of our constitutional democracy.
With the disbandment of the Scorpions in 2009, she was relocated to the Specialized Commercial Crimes Court in Pretoria, where she was involved in the prosecution of serious and complex commercial crime cases.
She is now an admitted advocate of the High Court of South Africa, and has wealth of relevant experience in the prosecutorial sector. She was appointed a Deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions with effect from 22 December 2010. She is responsible for the NPA strategy, operations and prosecutions.