Breytenbach to quit NPA, stand for DA

2014-01-26 07:09
Glynnis Breytenbach (File, Sapa)

Glynnis Breytenbach (File, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Glynnis Breytenbach is leaving her job at the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to stand for the DA in the general election, the Sunday Times reported.

Breytenbach is one of six candidates whose names were kept confidential when the Democratic Alliance released its consolidated lists of who it wants in Parliament after the elections, according to the newspaper.

DA federal executive chairperson James Selfe said Breytenbach's move would add momentum to the party's campaign.

"Advocate Breytenbach is on the DA's Gauteng list for the National Assembly, in a position which makes her election as a member of Parliament for the DA very likely," he said.

'Valuable addition'

"She will be a valuable addition to the DA's team in Parliament. She is principled and brave, with a passion for the law and a sharp eye for detail. I have no doubt she will be an exceptional legislator."

Breytenbach's lawyer Gerhard Wagenaar confirmed to the newspaper that Breytenbach had given notice to the NPA on Friday that she would leave on 30 April.

It was believed Breytenbach was the confidential candidate listed at number eight on the DA's Gauteng list.

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