Breytenbach fights to be reinstated

2013-07-02 08:32

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Prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach will apply to the Labour Court in Johannesburg today to be reinstated to her job.

The application is aimed at stopping the National Prosecuting Authority from removing her from her position as regional head of the specialised crimes unit in Pretoria.

In April 2012, Breytenbach was suspended and later faced a lengthy disciplinary hearing on 15 charges, which included failing to act impartially while investigating the Kumba/Iron Ore/Sishen and Imperial Crown Trading mining rights issue.

She was accused of “improper relations” with Sishen’s lawyer Mike Hellens.

On May 27, an NPA disciplinary hearing found her not guilty on all the charges.

The following day, the NPA announced it would challenge the disciplinary hearing’s ruling in court, because it considered the findings “factually incorrect and legally unsustainable”.

Breytenbach was allowed to return to work, but on her return she found the NPA intended sending her to a different office.

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