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More evidence on Breytenbach laptop

2012-08-06 13:10

Pretoria - Suspended NPA prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach's work laptop was again under the spotlight on Monday when her disciplinary hearing resumed in Pretoria.

National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) systems administrator Eudele Swart was the third witness to take the stand.

He told the hearing he went to Breytenbach's office on April 30, the day of her suspension, to back-up her laptop.

He found Breytenbach's "forensics guy" Philip Otto at the office already making a duplicate of Breytenbach's hard drive. Swart said Breytenbach had not offered to give him a copy of the hard drive.

Earlier in the hearing, Breytenbach's counsel Wim Trengove SC suggested she had offered NPA officials a copy of the hard drive.

Swart said Otto took the laptop back to his office to delete Breytenbach's photographs and other personal data.

Among the charges Breytenbach faces are gross insubordination and improper conduct, for allegedly not handing her work laptop to the NPA, and for having information on it deleted.

Breytenbach has pleaded not guilty to 16 charges.

She has contended that acting national director of public prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba suspended her in an attempt to stop her from prosecuting former police crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli on fraud and other charges.

The hearing continues at the NPA's offices in Silverton.

Comments
  • louiseroger.higham - 2012-08-06 13:22

    Silence the good that's the plan, don't mess with the truth it must not come out once more. Feed us s#*t, is there any hope for this country?

      peter.jeffrey.581 - 2012-08-06 13:31

      No there is no hope for this country unless people vote for the least corrupt party

      gieljam.gomtor - 2012-08-06 13:51

      Big Daddy at his best .Bet they will even have a problem with deleted items which have no bearing on the case.

      dawood.timol - 2012-08-06 14:45

      @ peter.jeffrey.581 and who may that be..the lot are the same ..all corrupt,including the DA, if thats who you are pointing to.

      colin.dovey - 2012-08-06 18:43

      Get a life Dagwood :-)

      dawood.timol - 2012-08-06 18:51

      if thats all u've got to say, i'm afraid u're one of the uneducated,illiterate idiots we have in our country--unnecessary waste of oxygen,idiot Xavier7034

  • dick.etheridge - 2012-08-06 13:30

    Evil is allowed on this earth, so that good can overcome it. Judgement Day is fast approaching.

      Ari - 2012-08-06 16:53

      Yeah Right! And Santa will bring you a BIG present if you really are good . . .

  • erich.goosen - 2012-08-06 13:32

    The NPA has obviously gone to great lengths to formulate (fabricate) charges against adv Breytenbach. So sad that they did do the same when some of her predecessors trangressed.

  • yar.wellnofine - 2012-08-06 13:46

    The NPA appears to be scraping the bottom of the barrel in the search for evidence. So far none of the "evidence" appears disercted at proving the charges. All they are trying to do is create doubt. If this NPA is the best that the Government can throw at the forces of darknes, then we are in a bad way. I just can't understand why the NPA sets itself up to take a beating in court.

      fef.gericke - 2012-08-06 13:50

      the goverment dont want a 'functioning' NPA...that would cause too much problems for the current ruler

  • marthinus.stander.3 - 2012-08-06 13:49

    She didnt want them to get the laptop because they wanted to delete everything because she has alot to show SA.Its all alot of evidence that will come out later!!!!

      steveroodt - 2012-08-06 14:33

      Where is the evidence they had to suspend her in the first place. if they had anything months ago they could have taken her pc records then.

  • farmfreund - 2012-08-06 14:34

    die staat gooi nou sy eie K@@k met klippe

  • riotousr - 2012-08-06 14:44

    Leave Richard Mdluli out of your mess. "Gross insubordination and improper conduct, for allegedly not handing her work laptop to the NPA" are issues at hand here. If she is as good as her defenders are out to make us believe she will win this case hands down.

      bobby.rosewood.1 - 2012-08-06 15:22

      The issue is here, that she was suspended by the NPA. The reason for that has got nothing to do with this laptop. What about the original reason to suspend her? Why doesn't the NPA focus on that? because it is not valid maybe? Is that why they get into this knitty gritty stuff? Sure sounds like that.

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