NPA denies Mdluli, Breytenbach link

2012-02-03 13:18

Johannesburg - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has denied a link between the possible suspension of prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach and the dropping of charges against suspended crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli.

"It has nothing to do with that at all," NPA spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga said on Friday.

He confirmed that Breytenbach, a deputy director of public prosecutions, had worked on a fraud case against Mdluli, who is the suspended head of police crime intelligence.

Mdluli had been facing two separate unrelated cases of fraud and murder.

The fraud case involved allegations around the purchase of two vehicles for his department and payments from a witness protection fund.

No reasons given

The case against him and co-accused Heine Barnard, who worked in witness protection, was withdrawn last December with no reasons given immediately.

Mhaga said that this was because of a lack of evidence.

The murder case relates to an accusation that he, Lieutenant Colonel Mtunzi-Omhle Mthembeni Mtunzi, court orderly Samuel Dlomo, and Colonel Nkosana Sebastian Ximba, were involved in the killing of Oupa Ramogibe in 1999 in an apparent love triangle.

On Thursday, the NPA announced that instead of Mdluli starting his murder trial on April 10 this year, the charges against him and his co-accused would be provisionally withdrawn and an inquest held instead.

This followed a representation by Mdluli's legal team. The NPA would not discuss details of the representation.

Depending on the outcome of the inquest, they might reconsider their decision to provisionally withdraw the charges, Mhaga said.

The date and venue of the inquest would be arranged between a chief magistrate and all the parties involved.

Mhaga said the NPA would not entertain questions relating to reports that Breytenbach was told to stop work on a fraud investigation, which turned on mining company Imperial Crown Trading allegedly falsifying their prospecting licence in a dispute with Kumba Resources.

Breytenbach carried on with the investigation regardless of the order, it was reported.

  • Youefoh - 2012-02-03 13:25

    yayaya!! deny deny deny! Al you people DO!

      Tc - 2012-02-03 13:41

      And they continue to think we are all stupid! I will suggest that they are stupid to think we are so stupid to believe their ANC lies-lies-lies!

  • procold2 - 2012-02-03 13:25

    then why was this women suspended, do you people in gov think we are stupid and all believe the sh@t that you shovel

  • NrGx - 2012-02-03 13:27

    deny deny deny - ok then...what is the reason....EISH! no comment! In other words, you caught us out but we are still not going to tell the truth

  • Max - 2012-02-03 13:27

    Just what we expected, deny everything as if that will change anyone's opinion.

  • Gerhard - 2012-02-03 13:34

    Starting to make sense now!

      Albert - 2012-02-03 13:38

      Arogants by majority rule.

  • Garth - 2012-02-03 14:04

    `Mhaga said the NPA would not entertain questions relating to . . .' Typical useless, useless anc arrogance. The tonnage of outright lies and falsehoods that these people shovel out every day, is smothering this country under a black, green and yellow banner of incompetence. The 3 stages of the anc flag: Yellow - pus that forms in an infected wound of a subject. Black - necrosis: the death of body tissue around a wound - irreversible. Green - gangrenous: large areas of dead tissue. Usually leads to death of the subject.

  • mike.clery - 2012-02-03 15:19

    OK, so the NPA say it's got nothing to do with the Mdluli case, and they "would not entertain questions" that it relates to the fraud investigation of ICT. Conclusion: Breytenbach refused the order to halt her investigation of ICT - "President Jacob Zuma’s son, Duduzane, has links to ICT". Says it all.

  • Ronald - 2012-02-03 15:32

    As Breytenbach is a government employee, as are her superiors, they thus work for me, you and everybody that has a vote or pays taxes. As their EMPLOYERS we should demand(damn, I am starting to hate that word as it sounds like I am asking for something that I have not worked for nor deserve) that all the information be supplied to us as shareholders of this company called South Africa before the appointed directors(the much venerated and scoffed at comical ANC) totally bankrupts us while getting rid of potential whistle blowers or anybody that remotely looks like they know what they are doing or doing their jobs correctly.

  • paul.prinsloo3 - 2012-02-03 16:01

    Ye girl, let's keep going. What an inspirational attitude?

  • Andre - 2012-02-03 16:02

    The prosecutor is fired and the criminal goes free. Only in South Africa!

  • ISO - 2012-02-03 16:58

    She can open a can of worms,that's if she wants too! Well she got to choose!; either left or right, wonder which way she will go!?

      ISO - 2012-02-03 18:19

      Then she will go left, right?

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