Breytenbach lawyers tread carefully over suspension

Glynnis Breytenbach's lawyer refuses to comment on the Richard Mdluli claim.

Richard Mdluli. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Lawyers representing prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach on Monday said they could not say whether her suspension was linked to the Richard Mdluli saga.

This after she made recommendations to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) that the case against Mdluli should proceed.

Breytenbach was formally suspended by the NPA on Monday morning.

Eyewitness News understands that the prosecutor pressed for the case against Mdluli to go ahead.

The Crime Intelligence boss faces fraud, corruption and murder charges.

In February, the NPA decided to withdraw charges against Mdluli.

Meanwhile, the NPA said Breytenbach was suspended because she authorised raids on government officers while probing the Sishen Kumba mining rights case.

Breytenbach's lawyer Gerhard Wagenaar was careful when asked about the Mdluli case.

He said they have adopted a wait-and-see approach.

There has been intense speculation that President Jacob Zuma wants to appoint him as National Police Commissioner.