Arms deal prosecutor 'not yet suspended'

2012-02-02 18:30
Cape Town - The national prosecuting authority (NPA) now says top prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach will be given an opportunity to motivate why she should not be suspended.

After referring to Breytenbach's "suspension" in an official response to City Press earlier today, NPA spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga said Breytenbach had not yet been suspended, but was served with a notice to suspend.

"She will get an opportunity to motivate why she should not be suspended," Mhaga said.

Earlier he said Breytenbach’s "suspension" was an internal matter and refused to divulge the reasons for her being under fire.

Breytenbach heads up the NPA's specialised commercial crimes unit in Pretoria and was heading the investigations into the arms deal, alleged Ponzi scheme mastermind Barry Tannenbaum and suspended crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli.

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