Breytenbach case dismissed

The Labour Court dismissed prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach’s suspension application.

Suspended Prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach. Picture: Mandy Wiener/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Suspended prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach on Wednesday lost her application to have her suspension overturned.

She approached the Labour Court in Braamfontein in a bid to challenge the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)'s decision to suspend her.

Judge Hamilton Cele delivered Wednesday's ruling.

Breytenbach argued that she was sidelined in order to stop her from prosecuting former Crime Intelligence boss Richard Mdluli.

But the NPA denied the claim.

According to the prosecuting body, she was suspended because of alleged misconduct in a mining rights case and interference in investigations relating to her conduct.

Meanwhile,_ Media 24_ will go to the North Gauteng High Court on Friday in an attempt to gain access to Breytenbach's internal disciplinary hearing.