Breytenbach could take NPA to court

The NPA has still not decided whether to give the prosecutor her job back.

Glynnis Breytenbach. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

JOHANNESBURG - Senior prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach wanted to return to her job as regional head of the specialised commercial crimes unit on Wednesday, but the NPA still hasn't decided whether to allow her to return or in what capacity.

Her attorney Gerhard Wagenaar said his client is frustrated by the situation and if the NPA's response is not favourable, she could go to court.

"We will have to consider our position of which one possibility will be to approach the appropriate court for release."

The NPA has until close of business on Thursday to decide whether Breytenbach can return to her old job.

It's considering redeploying her to another position.

Breytenbach met with her bosses on Wednesday afternoon after she was acquitted on all charges in her internal disciplinary hearing last week.

Meanwhile, the NPA is yet to file legal papers in its application for a court review of the decision in its own disciplinary hearing.

Breytenbach was suspended in April 2012 for her handling of a mining rights case.

She insisted she was side lined to stop her from prosecuting controversial head of Crime Intelligence Unit, Richard Mdluli.

It said the ruling would elevate insubordination, disobedience and unethical conduct in the workplace.