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Breytenbach disappointed by postponement

2012-06-19 16:48

Pretoria - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on Tuesday postponed the disciplinary hearing of suspended prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach.

Advocate Wim Trengove, acting for Breytenbach, said she had been disappointed by the postponement.

"She wants the hearing to be done and completed as quickly as possible," he said.

Lawyers for Media24 argued that the hearing should be open to the media, as it was no ordinary hearing, said City Press assistant editor Adriaan Basson.

Trengove said his client supported Media24's application.

"Open justice is a good thing," he said.

"The NPA is a public institution and this is a very senior prosecutor who has made a name for herself in prosecuting powerful individuals in business and in government," Basson said.

Breytenbach was accused of abusing her power while investigating a case concerning mining giant Kumba.

She submits, in papers before the Labour Court, that she was suspended because she insisted on investigating fraud and corruption charges against suspended former police intelligence head Richard Mdluli.

Both matters, emphasised Basson, were of interest to the public.

If what Breytenbach alleged were true, it was a "very serious indictment" of the NPA.

However, if the NPA was correct in its case against her, it was also a serious matter.

Comments
  • lownabester - 2012-06-19 17:02

    Go Adv, Glynnis Breytenbach, You are one brave Lady. We all behind you.

  • Arthur - 2012-06-19 17:06

    Ha Haa! The NPA does not want to be embarresed.

  • Revelgen - 2012-06-19 17:09

    How the ANC loves to obstruct justice. They are so scared of all their dirty linen coming out. Especially before Mangaung, which is simply a fight for power and the money which is generated by (largely White) taxpayers and businesses. OF COURSE the hearing has to be public; it is in th public's interest.

  • paul.prinsloo3 - 2012-06-19 17:10

    Why. Are the slimy bastards getting cold feet. Everybody, judging from the comments i read on this since it began, knew that there was a spear involved in this.

  • willem.wulfse.3 - 2012-06-19 17:10

    Good combination, Wim Trengrove & Glynnis. What a bunch of criminals, trying to hide their corrupt deals. The scenario comes from top management. Hail to the theif. Go for it Wim & Glynnis. All of the best.

  • fussed.anderson - 2012-06-19 17:15

    This will go on for months and then charges will be droped

      fussed.anderson - 2012-06-19 17:20

      They want to keep her away from her job so they can do quick coverup

      Sharon - 2012-06-19 20:14

      I sincerely hope she will be reinstated, we need people like her in positions where a difference can be made.

  • Ken - 2012-06-19 17:20

    ANC obviously have been told by their own lawyers that they will be crucified if they go to court. The dirt must come out. Their big big problem is that Glynnis is very knowledgeable and will give as good as she gets. Pity she isn't more vocal about these scumbags so as to embarrass them more

  • phila.kunene.355 - 2012-06-21 12:42

    Is white being pure and untouchable ? Please Breytenbach wait for your employer to discipline you and be found guilty. If you are as good as your white suporters claim you to be, prove your intelligence and win the case against you. The courts are not yours so as to compel to be quick in resolving your disputes. By the way the NPA does have other capable employees who follow protocol and respect their superiors irrespective of their skin colour. Media24 must just concentrate on their job at hand of getting the news either by hook or crook and give them to the public. It is nonsensical of Media24 to praise a person who is suspected of being corrupt and being probed by the same NPA which is highly praised when probing blacks. Viva NPA !

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