NPA manipulated by ANC, says FF plus

2013-05-29 22:00
Acting NPA boss Nomgcobo Jiba(File: Beeld)

Acting NPA boss Nomgcobo Jiba(File: Beeld)

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Johannesburg - Political interference by the ANC has left the NPA and the Special Investigating Unit virtually dysfunctional, the FFPlus said on Wednesday.

"The [National Prosecuting Authority] has become an instrument with which the ANC wants to manipulate who will be prosecuted and who will be protected," said Freedom Front Plus MP Anton Alberts.

Proof of this was the NPA's obsession with taking action against prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach merely for doing her job.

African National Congress spokesperson Keith Khoza denied the accusation.

"I think people at times make unnecessary comments or they want to draw attention to themselves," he said.

"How does the ANC get involved in the Breytenbach matter? It was an internal matter for the NPA."

On Monday, Breytenbach, a senior NPA prosecutor, was found not guilty on 15 counts by a disciplinary hearing.

She was suspended from the NPA on 30 April 2012.

At the time, Breytenbach claimed acting National Director of Public Prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba had suspended her to stop her from prosecuting former police crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli on fraud and other charges.

The NPA announced on Tuesday it would challenge the hearing's ruling in court.

Speaking in the National Assembly during debate on the justice department's budget vote, Alberts said the reason the NPA decided to appeal against her acquittal could only be found in the political games the ANC was playing in the department.

"In a world where the Constitution is undermined in this manner, one could rightly ask who could truly feel safe."

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