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Breytenbach’s hearing resumes

Johannesburg - The disciplinary hearing of suspended National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach is set to resume on Monday.

Breytenbach was suspended as regional head of the specialised commercial crime unit on April 30, allegedly for conduct relating to cases allocated to her.

(File image) Glynnis Breytenbach. Photo: Bongiwe Mchunu. Credit: Independent Newspapers

She contended that she believed acting national director of public prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba suspended her in an attempt to protect former intelligence boss Richard Mdluli.

On Wednesday, Johannesburg Labour Court Judge Hamilton Cele dismissed her application against suspension from the National Prosecuting Authority.

This was because Breytenbach failed to show there were compelling or urgent circumstances to justify a final declaration of the unlawfulness of her suspension, he said.

He said, however, that if the NPA did exercise its right to discipline Breytenbach, it could be found to be “flouting and frustrating” the aims of an investigation ordered by the High Court in Pretoria into Mdluli's suspension. - Sapa

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