Breytenbach 'harmed NPA's image'

2012-06-14 14:37

Johannesburg - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has accused advocate Glynnis Breytenbach of causing irreparable harm to the organisation's image, according to a report.

Breytenbach, the suspended regional head of the specialised commercial crime unit, argued in court documents submitted in the Labour Court in Johannesburg that the NPA had "ulterior motives" when it suspended her, Beeld reported.

This was to prevent former crime intelligence chief Lieutenant General Richard Mdluli from being prosecuted for fraud and corruption.

Abuse of power

The NPA argued that Breytenbach knew her suspension was related to her alleged abuse of power in the Kumba/Imperial Crown Trading (ICT) case. Through her allegations, they said, she had tarnished the NPA's image and good name, according to the report.

The NPA said the relationship between Breytenbach and her employer had irreparably crumbled, an offence for which she may be dismissed if she is convicted.

In her court application, Breytenbach accused Advocate Nomgcobo Jiba, acting NPA chief, of backdating her letter of termination to protect Mdluli.

The NPA argued that Breytenbach was guilty of gross misconduct, due to the fact that in February, after she was asked for reasons why she should not be suspended, she refused to hand over her laptop to a senior manager of internal investigations.

Neither Breytenbach nor the NPA would comment.

Her disciplinary hearing was scheduled to take place on June 19.

  • fussed.anderson - 2012-06-14 14:53

    You are not allowed to be more educated than all of them put together

      NrGx - 2012-06-14 15:52

      and you certainly cant tell the truth!

      Robin - 2012-06-14 16:10

      The NPA is a corrupt joke!

      Benn - 2012-06-15 05:17

      In any civilized country, it is normal to assume that a prosecutor should prosecute criminals. In SA however,when a prosecutor does exactly that, then he/she "tarnishes" the name of the prosecuting authority? It yet again confirms that basic democratic and legal principles are completely alien to Africa and SA in particular.That is why the continent is self destructive and in a state of collapse.

  • joe.farmer.92775 - 2012-06-14 14:57

    how dare you make us look so usless Glyniss!! you should have just been corrupt like the zuma appointees

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