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Johannesburg - National Prosecuting Authority prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach's boss, advocate Lawrence Mrwebi, took the stand at her disciplinary hearing in Pretoria on Friday.
Mrwebi is the special director of public prosecutions and national head of the Specialised Commercial Crimes Unit.
He introduced himself to the hearing by saying he was in charge of prosecution strategies.
Breytenbach was suspended from the NPA on April 30, 2012, for allegedly failing to act impartially in an investigation.
She was part of a probe relating to a dispute between Imperial Crown Trading and Sishen/Kumba Iron Ore over mining rights in the Northern Cape.
Breytenbach said she believed she was suspended by acting National Director of Public Prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba in an attempt to stop her from prosecuting former police crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli on fraud and other charges.
In a brief introduction Mrwebi said his career previously included head of the now disbanded Scorpions investigative unit in Durban and being an assistant magistrate.
Breytenbach has pleaded not guilty to the 16 charges the NPA brought against her.