Breytenbach's hearing to resume

It is unclear who the NPA will call as its next witness when Glynnis Breytenbach's hearing resumes.

Suspended NPA prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach ahead of her disciplinary hearing on 25 July 2012. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA.

PRETORIA - Prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach's disciplinary hearing will resume on Monday at the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA's) headquarters in Silverton, Pretoria.

It remains unclear who the prosecuting body will call as its next witness.

Breytenbach was suspended in April from her post as Specialised Commercial Crimes Unit head in Pretoria.

The NPA said her suspension was because of her handling of a mining rights case involving Kumba Iron Ore Limited and Imperial Crown Trading (ICT), but she maintains it was to stop her prosecuting controversial policeman Richard Mdluli.

Eyewitness News understands prosecutors initially intended to call only six people to testify.

ICT attorney Ronnie Mendelow is still due to give evidence.

Mendelow laid the initial complaint against Breytenbach accusing her of favouring Kumba's advocate Mike Hellens in a criminal matter over the rights to mine the Sishen iron-ore mine.

The NPA will resume on the defence after its first two witnesses, NPA investigators Hercules Wasserman and William Gloster, were thoroughly cross-examined by Breytenbach's lawyer Wim Trengove last week.