Arms deal prosecutor 'not yet suspended'

2012-02-02 18:30

Cape Town - The national prosecuting authority (NPA) now says top prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach will be given an opportunity to motivate why she should not be suspended.

After referring to Breytenbach's "suspension" in an official response to City Press earlier today, NPA spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga said Breytenbach had not yet been suspended, but was served with a notice to suspend.

"She will get an opportunity to motivate why she should not be suspended," Mhaga said.

Earlier he said Breytenbach’s "suspension" was an internal matter and refused to divulge the reasons for her being under fire.

Breytenbach heads up the NPA's specialised commercial crimes unit in Pretoria and was heading the investigations into the arms deal, alleged Ponzi scheme mastermind Barry Tannenbaum and suspended crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli.

  • Sylvia - 2012-02-02 18:36

    Hmmm..... I smell a rat.

      Carla - 2012-02-02 20:32

      Of course - there's an infestation

  • Shirley - 2012-02-02 18:42

    Says a lot for the npa-they dont even know what they are doing or have done! Sounds very suspect!

  • Comrade - 2012-02-02 18:45

    There is no room in goverment for TRUTH!

  • Jymiro - 2012-02-02 18:51

    Adriaan is an incompetent journalist, poor journalism again. Another reason why there should be a media tribunal.

      Marc - 2012-02-02 19:19

      Why don't you show your details so that we can all see what an idiot you are! The only "incompetent" thing here is your brain not being able to think for itself and blindly following the corrupt ANC. FH!

      Jymiro - 2012-02-02 19:46

      Marc I driven here by facts. Where on earth can a competent journalist publish a story, 30 minutes later he writes the opposite. There is only one conclusion, there was not enough research and the story was not properly verified. This for god's sake is journalism 101. A first year student can tell you.

  • Jacques - 2012-02-02 19:08

    allow then to investigate by opening the case and then suspend all who might find you guilty. Next step appoint a ANC member or Carde(Zuma Chommie) to take over from Breytenbach.

  • Armand - 2012-02-02 19:18

    And so another bastion will fall to help the corrupt leaders.

  • TheWatcher - 2012-02-02 19:29

    Glynnis Breytenbach just post everything you know on the internet. We can take it from there.

  • fillibusters - 2012-02-02 19:42

    well another whistle blower gets the ax corruption 100000 justice 0

  • Stephen - 2012-02-03 08:14

    If it wasn't so sad and pathetic it be laughable. As white people our days are numbered in this country.

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