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Sat May 28 04:03:11 CAT 2016

Case against Breytenbach‚ lawyer postponed by a month

Ernest Mabuza | 15 February, 2016 11:16
Glynnis Breytenbach outside the Pretoria magistrate's court.
Image by: Sizwe Ndingane

The case of defeating or obstructing the ends of justice against former senior prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach and her former attorney Gerhard Wagenaar was on Monday postponed until March 16 in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) claims Breytenbach and Wagenaar committed the offences in 2012 when they refused to hand over Breytenbach's official laptop to NPA officials who were investigating acts of misconduct against her‚ having been informed that the laptop was believed to have information relevant to the NPA's investigation.

At the time‚ Breytenbach was head of the NPA's Specialised Commercial Crimes Unit in Pretoria.

She is now a member of Parliament for the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the party's shadow minister of justice.

The NPA alleged that Breytenbach and Wagenaar destroyed official and private data on Breytenbach's computer in contravention of the NPA Act.

However‚ the DA claimed these charges were thoroughly dealt with in disciplinary hearings against Breytenbach and resulted in her acquittal.

Breytenbach and Wagenaar have been granted bail of R10 000 each.

The case was postponed to allow for the appointment of a presiding officer.


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