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Breytenbach's hearing to resume in March

Glynnis Breytenbach’s efforts to have her suspension lifted will resume in March when the hearing continues.

Suspended prosecutor, Glynnis Breytenbach. Picture: EWN.

SILVERTON - Prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach's disciplinary hearing was put on hold for a month and will resume in early March.

She has been under cross-examination and has spent much of the week giving evidence.

Breytenbach was suspended in April 2012 as head of the Specialised Commercial Crimes Unit in Pretoria.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)) said she was suspended because of the way she handled a mining rights case. She insists it was to stop her prosecuting policeman Richard Mdluli.

For five hours on Friday, the NPA's advocate William Mokhari focused on charges relating to Breytenbach's official NPA laptop.

Acting on legal advice, the suspended prosecutor refused to hand the laptop over to NPA investigators until they gave her an undertaking that her privacy would be respected.

She also wanted her employers to furnish her with reasons for her suspension.

The interchange between Mokhari and Breytenbach regularly became heated with the prosecutor appearing bored and dismissive.

Mokhari said he would need just one day to finish his questioning when the hearing resumes in March.

Breytenbach's legal team says they will also only need one day to call the remainder of their witnesses.