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NPA brings charges against DA’s Breytenbach

Crime & Courts

Cape Town – Democratic Alliance MP and former senior prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach will appear in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Monday after the National Prosecuting Authority decided to charge her with contravening the NPA Act, the authority said on Saturday.

Luvuyo Mfaku said the charges related to Breytenbach allegedly refusing to hand in her work-issue laptop and removing evidence from it while she faced an internal investigation for misconduct several years ago.

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DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach faces two more charges of fraud and perjury. Picture: Phill Magakoe

“The NPA opened a case at Pretoria Central police station in 2012 and the docket has now been brought to us,” he told ANA.

Prosecutors decided that there was a prima facie case against Breytenbach, he said.

Mfaku said Breytenbach was accused breaching section 40 (d) of the NPA Act. He confirmed that it was a jailable offense.

He could not explain why the police investigation had taken more than three years.

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