Arms deal prosecutor suspended

2012-02-02 16:15
Johannesburg - The national prosecuting authority (NPA) has suspended top corruption prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach.

Breytenbach was responsible for the NPA’s arms deal probe and recently aborted fraud case against suspended crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli.

She also headed the prosecution of alleged Ponzi scheme mastermind Barry Tannenbaum and worked on a corruption case involving mineral resources officials and businesspeople involved in the Sishen mining rights transaction.

Breytenbach heads up the Pretoria office of the NPA’s specialised commercial crimes unit. She was suspended on Wednesday.

NPA spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga refused to divulge the reasons for Breytenbach’s suspension.

“The suspension of Adv Glynnis Breytenbach is an internal matter which is currently being handled according to internal disciplinary processes and procedures hence we are not at liberty to discuss it in the media. All cases she was handling will be reassigned to other equally capable prosecutors within the NPA,” Mhaga told City Press.

Breytenbach started prosecuting financial crimes in 1987 and was prosecuting commercial crimes by 1990.

In a 2009 interview, Breytenbach said her unit had been “very effective” and had a conviction rate of over 90%.

Breytenbach declined to comment.

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