SABC News - DA stands by Glynnis Breytenbach:Saturday 13 February 2016

DA stands by Glynnis Breytenbach

Saturday 13 February 2016 13:05

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 Glynnis Breytenbach faces charges of obstructing the ends of justice and contravening the National Security Act.

Glynnis Breytenbach faces charges of obstructing the ends of justice and contravening the National Security Act. (SABC)

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says  it does not plan to suspend its Member of Parliament and former prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach following new charges against her.

Breytenbach will appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Monday. She faces charges of obstructing the ends of justice and contravening the National Security Act.

The National Prosecuting Authority says the charges relate to its 2012 investigation into Breytenbach's alleged misconduct.

She allegedly refused to hand over a laptop to investigators before she got rid of official and private data on the computer.

Breytenbach was head of the specialised commercial crimes unit at the time.






Thereafter she deleted or shredded the information that was contained in that laptop

DA national spokesperson Phumzile van Damme has described the charges against Breytenbach as unfounded.

The DA MP has confirmed she has been charged, but says she will react fully at a later stage.

NPA spokesperson Luvuyo Mfako says, "These charges emanate from the investigation that was conducted internally by the NPA where she refused to hand over an official laptop assigned to her. Thereafter she deleted or shredded the information that was contained in that laptop, which is in contravention of the NPA Act.”    

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