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Breytenbach loses court application

The Labour Court has ruled against Glynnis Breytenbach's application to return to her old job.

Glynnis Breytenbach testifies at her diciplinary hearing. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Labour Court has dismissed prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach's application to return to her old job.

In a one line summary the court found against her.

Breytenbach went to the court in an attempt to compel the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to allow her to return to her position as regional head of the specialised commercial crimes unit.

A Labour Court judge appeared in the courtroom for just a minute and read a one line summary on behalf of Judge Hilary Rabkin-Naicker.

She dismissed the application and no court order has been made.

While the full judgment has not yet been handed down; it appears at this stage the decision is based on jurisdiction.

Breytenbach had intended going to the Bargaining Council and this may be the reason why this court does not have jurisdiction.

Breytenbach was suspended from the NPA in 2012 for misconduct. She believes her suspension was meant to stop her from prosecuting former police crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli on fraud and other charges.

A disciplinary hearing found her not guilty of all the charges.

She was then redeployed to another office following the ruling.

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