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Breytenbach disciplinary continues

Breytenbach's lawyers will fight for her acquittal on Monday.

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

JOHANNESBURG - Prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach's lawyers will on Monday argue that she is not guilty of the charges against her and should be acquitted on all counts.

Final argument will be heard in her disciplinary inquiry at the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)'s Silverton offices over a year since she was suspended.

In a lengthy 154 page submission to the chairperson of the hearing, Breytenbach's lawyers argued that she deserves to be protected for what she honestly believed to be her constitutional statutory duty and ethical duty.

They said her employers at the NPA should be sanctioned for their blatant attempts to prevent her from doing so.

They mentioned that this was not an ordinary disciplinary inquiry.

The lawyers argued that Breytenbach acted with integrity, but some of her managers tried to subvert the rule of law, calling for her vindication and that of the law.

Breytenbach was suspended last year, allegedly for failing to act impartially in her investigation of a dispute between Imperial Crown Trading (ICT) and Sishen/Kumba Iron Ore over mining rights in the Northern Cape.