Breytenbach affair suggestion denied

2013-05-30 09:12
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Breytenbach cleared of all charges

Suspended NPA senior prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach is not guilty on one of the 15 charges against her. See pictures from her extensive trial.

Johannesburg - Imperial Crown Trading (ICT) lawyer Ronnie Mendelow denies he and his legal team suggested advocate Mike Hellens had an affair with National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach, The Star reported on Thursday.

Mendelow denied on Wednesday the suggestion was made after Hellens had said Mendelow lodged a complaint against him to the NPA because he had an unusually close relationship with Breytenbach, the newspaper reported.

Mendelow said his complaint made no insinuation whatsoever regarding a sexual or love relationship between Breytenbach and Hellens.

"Advocate Hellens knows this very well indeed, and one can only wonder at his motive for misstating that there was any such suggestion," he said.

The complaint was that Breytenbach failed to maintain objectivity over the course of an investigation against ICT.

On Monday, Breytenbach was found not guilty on 15 counts by a disciplinary hearing which sat at the NPA's head office in Pretoria.

Breytenbach was also found not guilty on any of the alternative charges, after being suspended from the NPA on 30 April 2012.

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