Breytenbach review still on - NPA

2013-06-07 14:43
Glynnis Breytenbach (File, Sapa)

Glynnis Breytenbach (File, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - The National Prosecuting Authority will still take advocate Glynnis Breytenbach's case for a court review, even though she is allowed to return to work.

"The NPA is going ahead with the review," spokesperson Bulelwa Makeke said in response to a question on Friday.

On Thursday, the NPA said Breytenbach would be allowed to return to work and would meet acting National Director of Public Prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba on her return on Monday.

Breytenbach's lawyer Gerhard Wagenaar said Breytenbach was "delighted and she is relieved".

On 27 May, Breytenbach was found not guilty on 15 counts by a disciplinary hearing, which sat at the NPA's head office in Pretoria.

A core charge against her was failing to act impartially when investigating the Kumba Iron Ore/Sishen and Imperial Crown Trading mining rights dispute, because of "improper relations" with Sishen's lawyer Mike Hellens.

Breytenbach was also found not guilty on any of the alternative charges.

But the NPA at the time said the findings were "factually incorrect and legally unsustainable".

For this reason, the NPA would take it to the Labour Court for review.
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