Breytenbach back in court

2016-04-08 06:36
Glynnis Breytenbach (Picture: Beeld)

Glynnis Breytenbach (Picture: Beeld)

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2016-03-16 12:48

Glynnis Breytenbach maintains the NPA is pursuing a politically motivated campaign against her.WATCH

Pretoria  DA MP, Glynnis Breytenbach, is expected back in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Friday where she faces charges of obstruction and defeating the ends of justice.

The matter was postponed last month to allow her lawyers to study the docket, which they had received the day before her appearance.

Breytenbach and her co-accused, Gerhard Wagenaar, had their bail of R10 000 each extended.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) claimed that in 2012, Breytenbach shredded papers and wiped clean her laptop while she was still the head of the organisation's specialised commercial crimes unit, in violation of the NPA Act.

Wagenaar, her former lawyer, allegedly refused to hand over her laptop, which was believed to contain evidence relevant to a misconduct case the NPA was investigating against her.

Docket stolen

A week after her brief appearance in March, the Hawks said the docket on Breytenbach had been stolen.

At the time, Hawks spokesperson, Major Robert Netshiunda, said the docket was stolen from a vehicle used by one of the members of the investigation team.

"Suspects broke into the vehicle of one of the team members investigating the case when it was parked next to our offices in Sunnyside, Pretoria...

"Only the said docket was stolen," he said.

Netshiunda added that a copy of the docket had been given to Breytenbach's lawyers.

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