Breytenbach removed personal files - Trengove

Suspended National Prosecuting Authority prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach is seen ahead of her disciplinary hearing in Pretoria on Wednesday 25, July 2012. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

SILVERTON - Glynnis Breytenbach's advocate argued on Thursday said she never deleted evidence relevant to her disciplinary hearing from her laptop and all files removed were of a personal nature.

National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) investigator Hercules Wasserman is still being cross-examined by advocate Wim Trengove.

Breytenbach was suspended earlier this year allegedly for her handling of a mining rights case.

Trengove insisted Breytenbach only removed personal documents from her laptop after she was suspended.

Hercules Wasserman admitted he had no knowledge of what was in the folders she destroyed.

We established yesterday, you don’t have a clue what that was,” stated Trengove.

Trengove said a file called Kumba was deleted because all the documents in it were redundant.

“Advocate Breytenbach would say that she deleted the folder only because it included two letters that she had drafted for senior police officers and she did not want to embarrass them,” defended Trengove.

Breytenbach also removed a folder called my pictures which contained 450 snapshots of her dog.

(Edited by Clare Matthes)