Breytenbach hearing gets another chair

2012-10-15 11:28

Johannesburg - A new chairperson has been appointed in the disciplinary hearing of suspended prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach, according to a report on Monday.

Advocate Selby Mbenenge of the Eastern Cape will chair the hearing of Breytenbach, who was suspended as regional head of the National Prosecuting Authority's commercial crime unit in April.

Beeld newspaper quoted NPA spokesperson Bulelwa Makeke as saying a new date for the hearing had not been set yet.

The NPA said it suspended Breytenbach for failing to act impartially in her investigation of a dispute between ICT and Sishen/Kumba Iron Ore over mining rights in the Northern Cape.

Breytenbach has pleaded not guilty to 16 charges brought against her.

This would be the third chairperson for the hearing. The first, Barry Madolo, recused himself, followed by Sandile July in August after the NPA said it would apply for his removal.

The NPA argued his appointment would create a perception of bias because July's firm, Werksmans, had represented steel company ArcelorMittal SA.

Madolo recused himself after ruling that print media should be granted access to the hearing. The NPA said he had no authority to make such a decision.

  • larry.piggott1 - 2012-10-15 11:41

    They just can not admit it. They are wrong. SHe was just doing her job without fear or favour.

  • Andrea - 2012-10-15 11:42

    Oh dear, what a circus.

      godfrey.welman - 2012-10-15 11:50

      And waste of Tax payers money!!!!

  • kyle.r.lottering - 2012-10-15 11:43

    This is just getting worse. Ur fired because you allowed print media? This is a joke. Who is trying to hide what here? Why do we now need a 3rd person? Why is this court case being hidden from the media?

  • dan.ledwaba.5 - 2012-10-15 11:49

    They should realy used another picture of this lady, she looks scary. Maybe thats why they need another chairperson.

      dan.ledwaba.5 - 2012-10-15 13:57

      Hey ppl, I didn't mean to be rude, on the contrary, I support this lady in her quest. If you feel that you've been fired unfairly, make your issue known and fight for what you believe in. However, N24, plllleeeaaassse put a nice pic of this lady up, I'm sure you have one. You make her look like the villain and not the victim.

  • hermann.hanekom - 2012-10-15 12:11

    What blatant attempts to nail someone they fear.

  • phathuchicos - 2012-10-15 12:33

    Whose gonna save our country during this times when the mould "ANC" is starting to reach our country's world class justice system and the mass just keep puting the same mouldy government because their only source of information is mouldy SABC sponsored by ANC.

  • nyiko.ngobeni.5011 - 2012-10-15 12:34

    Jerrrr this woman's eyes...

      sxp - 2012-10-15 13:07

      It is the eyes of someone who is gatvol of corruption, idiots in law and ANC shyte.

      manu.dibango.96 - 2012-10-15 13:15

      Agreed. They should find another picture of this lady. That picture makes her look like she belongs in a horror movie.

      willa.prinsloo - 2012-10-15 15:49

      Would even make Chuck Norris choke

      dan.ledwaba.5 - 2012-10-15 17:28

      willa, nice, hahaha

  • susanna.smit.7 - 2012-10-15 13:03

    Please give this lady internet access so she can publish all she has onto wiki-leaks!

  • sxp - 2012-10-15 13:06

    How idiotic, I hope she rides them to hell and back and strip them of their assets.

  • jaco.human.562 - 2012-10-15 13:07

    I hope a couple of heads will roll after she has been found NOT GUILTY.

  • spookhuis - 2012-10-15 13:21

    So she is running rings around them.......

  • bongani.nsele.58 - 2012-10-15 15:36

    you can't work against your will get you into trouble all over the world....she had it coming

  • andrew.mackie.90 - 2012-10-15 15:55

    The NPA is fast becoming a joke, with our courts so backlogged and this fiasco must go on or should I say circus?

  • weavenlinks - 2012-11-13 22:41

    there is nothing with this picture, it really clearly shows who she is in the eyes of the public. whether you change the pic or not, it wont change prize of cheese in the market.

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