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Jiba wants Breytenbach fired

NPA - The Labour Court must find Breytenbach guilty on 12 of the 15 charges.

FILE: Suspended National Prosecuting Authority prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach is seen ahead of her disciplinary hearing in Pretoria on Wednesday 25, July 2012. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

JOHANNESBURG - Acting National Director of Public Prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba wants prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach dismissed from the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).

The prosecuting authority on Wednesday filed its notice of motion in the Labour Court in its application for a judicial review of its own disciplinary hearing in which Breytenbach was acquitted on all charges.

She was suspended in April last year for her handling of a mining rights case, but Breytenbach said it was to stop her from prosecuting Police Crime Intelligence Unit head Richard Mdluli.

The NPA served papers on Breytenbach's lawyers late on Wednesday.

In an affidavit, Jiba says she wants the court to find Breytenbach guilty on 12 of the 15 charges against the prosecutor and dismiss her from the NPA.

Alternatively, she's asked that the matter be referred back to the Chairperson of the Disciplinary Hearing Selby Mbenenge for an appropriate sentence.

Jiba also wants a costs order awarded against the prosecutor.

Meanwhile, Eyewitness News understands Breytenbach has not been working at all this week despite an agreement with the NPA that she would return to her office on Monday.

It's unclear what this means for her future at the organisation or if she has retaken control of all her old cases.

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