Pretoria - Former state prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach said she was suspended from her position by suspended Deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba without any valid reason.
Breytenbach was giving testimony at the Mokgoro Inquiry on Tuesday.
The inquiry was instituted by president Cyril Ramaphosa to look into the fitness of Jiba and senior prosecutor Lawrence Mrwebi to hold office. Both have been criticised in court for decisions they have taken and have also been accused of acting with political motives.
Breytenbach was suspended just days after she sent a letter to Jiba asking her as the acting NDPP to review Mrwebi's decision to withdraw charges against former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli.
The suspension was also related to Kumba Iron Ore versus Imperial Crown Trading (ICT), which Breytenbach was working on.