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NPA - Breytenbach should be found guilty

Closing arguments for the Breytenbach disciplinary hearing are underway.

Suspended NPA prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach walks out of the NPA offices in Silverton on 19 June 2012. Picture: Mandy Wiener/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Lawyers for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on Monday argued that prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach should be found guilty on 13 of the 15 charges she is faced with.

The NPA's advocate William Mokhari focused much of his argument on Breytenbach's refusal to hand over her official laptop and deleting information off it.

Mokhari said, "It's like saying to somebody that I destroyed your BMW because you have another one. It just doesn't make sense. The fact is you are not supposed to delete the information."

Closing arguments in her disciplinary hearing are underway at the NPA's Silverton offices.

The NPA has abandoned two of the charges - that she earned an alternative income by stabling a horse and renting out a flat.

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.

She claims it was to stop her prosecuting crime intelligence head Richard Mdluli.

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