Breytenbach's suspension appeal fails

2012-07-18 16:10

Cape Town - A challenge by prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach against her suspension from the National Prosecuting Authority failed on Wednesday.

Johannesburg Labour Court Judge Hamilton Cele dismissed the application, and said no costs were ordered.

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.

She believes her suspension - by acting National Director of Public Prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba - was an attempt to protect former crime intelligence head Lieutenant General Richard Mdluli.

The NPA has denied this. It said the suspension was in connection with her conduct in cases that had been allocated to her.

The NPA also accused her of being guilty of improper conduct, because she accused her employer of, among other things, fraud when she filed her urgent application with the Labour Court. On Tuesday, the NPA postponed Breytenbach's disciplinary hearing until July 23.

  • ken.rowe.509 - 2012-07-18 16:17

    Why am I not surprised ?

      Claudia_Meads - 2012-07-18 16:43

      A victory for the fascist ANC political mafia. Prepare yourself to live in a country with a legal system that operates by the same legal logic as Mugabe's Zimbabwe. Judge Hamilton Cele is clearly a puppet of his mafia-boss - the Demonic Dancing DIC-tator. If I was Ms Breytenbach, I would have applied for political asylum (eg in the USA), then take this case to the international media.

      Squeegee - 2012-07-18 17:04

      Hollow victory on a technicality...

      lownabester - 2012-07-18 17:19

      No justice, Wonder who were whispering in Cele's ear???

      Poloyatonki - 2012-07-18 17:37

      This woman just like attention.

      Susan Perry - 2013-10-21 19:27

      My mothers neighbour is functioning half time and averaging $9000 a month. i am one mum and simply got my 1st bank check for $6546! I still cannot believe it. i attempted it out cause I got very desperate and currently i could not be happier. Heres what I do,

  • tumisang.kolobe - 2012-07-18 16:22

    She must pay the legal costs!!

      talita.vandermerwe - 2012-07-18 16:29

      Like Selebi?

      lownabester - 2012-07-18 17:21

      tumisang, duh, we can read!!!!!

      Kevin - 2012-07-18 17:23

      No costs order was made, so she pays her way but so does the NPA. If her application was flawed or failed on the facts, then the Judge should have awarded costs against her. It appears the Judge is a little shaky on the law, which is what you get if you push an agenda that doesn't include the best person for the job.

  • sbu.mahwai - 2012-07-18 16:43

    Truth be told wheather she's right or wrong she's doesnt stand a chance - this things are decided behind closed doors. The whole court proceedings its just mere formality.

      tony.wardle.75 - 2012-07-18 16:50

      100% spot on broo

  • musamuskid - 2012-07-18 16:48

    she lost a case on its merit

      Kevin - 2012-07-18 17:25

      The Judge isn't as sure as you seem to be because he did not award costs against her. The Judge is probably lacking in experience and is a little unsure of how to rule. She should appeal.

      musamuskid - 2012-07-19 05:48

      whites whites whites..... if she won a case it would have been another case... wher are the just whies in south africa.... with no double standards

  • roodbol - 2012-07-18 16:53

    Yip, Claudia. Ms Breytenbach must take her case to the Hague... not only is this fraudulent mismanagement of power, but also atrocity against human kind. And 'musamuskid' calls this 'she lost her case on merit'.. Merit?

      Revelgen - 2012-07-18 16:58

      Musamuskid wouldn't know 'merit' if it rose up and bit him on the bum....

  • rontheogre - 2012-07-18 16:58

    This is an opening for the case to land up in the Constitutional Court. Good!

  • osama.pascal - 2012-07-18 16:58

    I saw this coming. What gave her a right to assume that she has lucus standi in the first place

      Alonso - 2012-07-18 17:25

      Fair enough (maybe she had, maybe not) but the real problem is double standards. You don't think the text book debacle due to incompetence (and corruption)deserves that someone be fired too? Or is it because those are Zuma supporters and he needs their support in Mangaung?

      osama.pascal - 2012-07-19 03:55

      Here we talk about the law, a set of rules and not politcs. Having said that I do not see the relavance in the context of your reply.

  • grace.andtruth.77 - 2012-07-18 17:19

    Hmmm... Judge Cele also on the ANC payroll

  • Brian Zondo - 2012-07-18 17:40

    I am sick a tied of white hypocrisy in this country. When DA took government to court over the appointment of Simelane and won, whites declare justices system their only hope to this black, incompetence and generally corrupt govt. But now when the court makes a judgment which is against their liking, now they declare the justice on payroll a of the and and when are heading for Zimbwabwe.

      christoffel.nel - 2012-07-18 17:47

      Watch this space, you are already sick. You are going to puke of the truth is revealed. You have to protect yourself against the whites. Less than 10% of the population but as bad as malaria!

      melusi.myaluza - 2012-07-18 22:50

      Oh yeah brother yeah,that's just how whites think in this great Mandela country of ours!

      osama.pascal - 2012-07-19 03:59

      There is no better truth than this. Hypocrites!

  • duma.nkabinde - 2012-07-18 17:48

    Ulayekile!!!! Lol

  • sam.moloko.9 - 2012-07-18 18:02

    She must stop using the media to portray herself a victim whilst knowing she has a case to answer. Every employer has a code of conduct n there r consequences for transgressions, period.

  • tommo.too - 2012-07-18 21:47

    We aint heard the end of this lady yet. Just wait, she's coming with a vengeance!!!

  • justin.massyn - 2012-07-18 21:56

    How does the saying go..... "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" She will be back, and soon too!

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