NPA must answer to parliament-DA

The Democratic Alliance said the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) could not refuse an explanation to...

Crime Intelligence head Richard Mdluli appeared at the Boksburg Magistrates Court on 24 June 2011. He is accused of masterminding a murder over a decade ago. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN

The Democratic Alliance said the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) could not refuse an explanation to parliament on the threatened suspension of top corruption busting prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach.

Breytenbach was served with a notice of suspension last week.

She led several high profile cases that involved the arms deal and the fraud matter against former Crime Intelligence head Richard Mdluli.

The prosecutor was apparently suspended for her abuse of power in the Kumba Iron Ore case.

The DA's Member of Parliament Dene Smuts said, "It has been the case with the NPA spokesperson. He has repeatedly declined to answer questions on the reasons for the suspension."