Mossad claim ‘absurd’

2013-09-16 00:00

IT is totally absurd and untrue to allege that advocate Glynnis Breytenbach works for Israel’s Mossad, her legal representative Gerhard Wagenaar said yesterday.

The allegation that she is in the employ of the Israeli secret service is contained in a document that the National Prosecution Authority (NPA) now wants to use in its latest attempt to prosecute Breytenbach.

This would prevent her from further investigating Lieutenant-General Richard Mdluli, the suspended chief of crime intelligence.

Mdluli last year placed himself very close to President Jacob Zuma in the run-up to the ANC’s conference in Mangaung, but remains suspended.

The latest allegations against Breytenbach, who has already been acquitted on 15 previous charges brought against her by the NPA, were yesterday published in sister paper City Press. The letter, which Wagenaar said is a fake, was allegedly sent to Breytenbach by a Mossad agent.

City Press stated that interest groups who support Mdluli had leaked the documents to the media.

Wagenaar said he and Breytenbach only learned of the letter’s existence from City Press. He said Breytenbach did not receive such a letter. He added it explained the reasons behind questions that they had to answer to the NPA last month.

“During that meeting we quickly realised they were asking questions based on allegations of which we were unaware.

“We therefore told them we would only answer written questions and that remains our position. It is clear that the alleged letter has now been leaked to City Press to place Glynnis in a bad light.

“We will not become involved in public mud-slinging over the content of an alleged document that is being withheld from us,” Wagenaar said.

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