NPA’s Breytenbach hearing today

Comment on this story

THE DISCIPLINARY hearing of suspended National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach is due to start today.

“I can confirm it is proceeding tomorrow (today) at 10am,” NPA spokesman Mthunzi Mhaga said yesterday.

The hearing will take place at the NPA’s headquarters in Silverton.

Breytenbach, the NPA’s regional head for the specialised commercial crime unit, was suspended in May for her conduct in handling a case allocated to her.

She stands accused of abusing power in a probe into a fraud charge laid by mining company Kumba Iron Ore against Imperial Crown Trading (ICT), and of not following orders to stop the investigation.

The NPA rejected media speculation that the hearing was related to dropped fraud and murder charges against former crime intelligence head Lieutenant-General Richard Mdluli.

Last week, Beeld newspaper reported that the NPA accused Breytenbach of causing irreparable harm to its image.

Breytenbach argued in court documents submitted to the Labour Court in Joburg that the NPA had “ulterior motives” when it suspended her, the newspaper reported. – Sapa

sign up

Comment Guidelines

  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

  5. Verified email addresses: All users on Independent Media news sites are now required to have a verified email address before being allowed to comment on articles. You are only required to verify your email address once to have full access to commenting on articles. For more information please read our comment guidelines