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Breytenbach suspension: No proper reasons

2012-07-26 19:20

Pretoria - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) did not give Glynnis Breytenbach adequate reasons for her suspension, her disciplinary hearing heard on Thursday.

After requests from her attorney Gerhard Wagenaar for specific allegations, acting NPA CEO Karen van Rensburg replied in a letter on 6 February: "The allegations... relate to the execution of her duties as senior deputy director: public prosecutor in the Kimberley case... the facts of which are within her personal knowledge."

Breytenbach's counsel Wim Trengove said there was no way in which anybody could rationally respond to these cryptic allegations.

Trengove was cross-examining Hercules Wasserman, acting senior manager of the NPA's integrity management unit, at the authority's offices in Silverton, Pretoria.

Wasserman admitted that the first time Breytenbach received some details of the allegations against her was on 18 April.

He also admitted Breytenbach was not told of the full case against her.

Acting National Director of Public Prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba made the decision to suspend her on 23 April.

This was despite the fact that Wasserman had given Breytenbach until 25 April to respond to the allegations.

Breytenbach, who was officially suspended on 30 April, has pleaded not guilty to all charges against her.

The hearing continues.

Comments
  • kyle.r.lottering - 2012-07-26 19:28

    there's a snake in the grass, and it's about to be decapitated by the spade of the law..

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-26 20:44

      Kyle... there sure is... Iemand SKEP lekker hier en hy gaan sy g@t sien....

      morne.demeillon - 2012-07-26 20:48

      Oh, there is more than one snake....how do you get rid of them? Send in the Hawks?

      piet.strydom - 2012-07-26 22:27

      Lets hope so.

  • devon.riley.52 - 2012-07-26 19:46

    Julle maak maar julle name lekker gat ne

  • John - 2012-07-26 19:49

    What are the NPA trying to hide now? Why should ANY information be hidden from the PEOPLE, the MASTERS, by the NPA, the SERVANTS of the PEOPLE? Breytenbach was simply fulfilling her duty to the PEOPLE. Good on her. Let us have more and more of this open handed behaviour which is foreign to cANCer.

  • yar.wellnofine - 2012-07-26 19:55

    Good one Glynnis. PS. Where is Lennon Chenga today?

  • Vince.York - 2012-07-26 20:10

    ANC & lapdog NPA's new logo:- http://bit.ly/OmsjDf

      Nukki - 2012-07-26 20:16

      so there are 5 snakes

  • sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-07-26 20:22

    It seems the NPA put the cart in front of the horse here! They suspended her first, then looked for reasons after. Backfired, chaps!!! Back to the drawing board for you, you need a new strategy! Glynnis is smarter and tougher than you, and she is clean. Better admit defeat and avoid further embarrassment!

  • Armand - 2012-07-26 20:52

    Wassenaar has no morals if he played along with this lynching.

  • Erna - 2012-07-26 20:58

    While I know the case hasn't been decided yet, it is patently clear why the NPA wanted to try this behind closed doors!

  • madulla.nkosi - 2012-07-26 21:38

    So who is Nomgcobo Jiba? Well, Nomgcobo Jiba previously faced internal charges of unprofessional conduct, dishonesty, fraud and bringing the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) into disrepute. And, who is Nomgcobo Jiba's husband? Former lawyer Booker Nhantsi, who is married to Jiba, had dipped into funds held in trust by a client to the tune of R193 000. He was sentenced to five years imprisonment, two of which were suspended for a period of five years. Nhantsi had his criminal record for stealing a client’s trust fund money erased by Zuma in September 2010. * * * * * * * * * * * This is all starting to make sense now. We have a criminal, who is Acting National Director of Public Prosecutions. She replaced Menzi Simelane, who lied in the Vusi Pikoli Enquiry. She in turn is married to a convicted thief. Wim Trengove must get Nomgcobo Jiba to sit in the hot seat.Why must Wasserman alone be made to cringe? Give Jiba the chance to make a complete fool of herself. It is after all, she who is pulling the strings from the murky background. Nomgcobo Jiba, where are you? Where are you Jiba.............

      Gerda Malherbe - 2012-07-26 21:51

      Madulla, thanks for this information, makes all the wheelings and dealings clear, how absolutely corrupt and hypocritical. Get rid of these scumbags, bring back Glynnis

      atholl.canterbury - 2012-07-27 08:40

      madulla please supply more info:: ..... And, who is Nomgcobo Jiba's husband? ..... And, who is Nomgcobo Jiba's ..... Freedom of expression ... freedom to receive and to impart information and ideas .... Use it madulla ... before they stop your rights!! ==== Makes me think of Mrs Robinson ... ==== a 50/60/70 yr old lady who testified in court as follows : Lawyer : Mrs R, do you know me ? Mrs R : Oh yeah I know you, you grew up in front of me - you're a lying SOB who cheats on his wife and robs and steals ..... blah blah .... Lawyer is stunned by Mrs R ... so he tries to switch the focus .... Lawyer : (pointing to opposing lawyer) Mrs R, do you know Mr Smith ?? Mrs R : Of course I do! ... I saw him grow up too! - Mr Smith is also a lier, he drinks like a fish and when he's drunk ......... ... The Judge stops proceeding !! ... and calls both lawyers up to his bench ... and says to the two lawyers :: Judge: If any of you two idiots ask the witness if she know ME .. i'll immediately imprison you BOTH for contempt of court !! ... nice ..

  • madulla.nkosi - 2012-07-26 21:44

    The once 'mighty' NPA are being made to look like complete fools here before our very eyes. As they say in the classics, " Julle gaan julle gat sien in hierdie saak, NPA". Run NPA, run! And don't say I didn't warn you!!!

  • sisie.indola - 2012-07-27 07:23

    There is something more going on here. She was onto something and they don't want it to come out. Oh the conspiracy theories are about to explode on this one.

      Nukki - 2012-07-27 12:24

      she was involved in the Sishen Iron Ore case, where Zuma's son was also involved. She was part of preventing Zuma's son becoming in 'instant multy billionar' so now she has to be punished! I think!

  • hoepfne - 2012-07-27 11:53

    So when Glyunis is accuited and the NPA has gone "eishhh is a chelllengge" is anybody going to continue the investigation into Richard Ngluli or is that just another corruption case under the rug or is he gonna get a "get out of jail free" card like selebi and shaik?

  • ruben.maistry - 2012-07-27 17:41

    Do not be fooled. the rest of the world is watching. The credibility of the npa must now be questioned.Another nail in the coffin for the currently ruling party.Tax payers and fellow South Africans, next time you vote,apply your mind to save our once beautifull country.

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