Constitution under threat - De Klerk Foundation
The FW De Klerk Foundation is concerned about disputes within the NPA.
CAPE TOWN - The FW De Klerk Foundation says it feels the latest developments within the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) are threatening the Constitution.
The foundation is funding prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach in her case against the NPA.
Breytenbach was suspended from the NPA in 2012, but was found not guilty of all the 15 charges against her earlier this year.
She maintains the charges were brought against her because she was investigating former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli for fraud.
The foundation's executive director Dave Stewart told 567 Cape Talk that supporting Breytenbach was the right thing to do.
"We have long been very concerned about the various developments in the NPA. We have made it very clear that we support Glynnis Breytenbach. When we had the opportunity of assisting her we didn't hesitate to go for it."
"We litigate in areas where we feel the Constitution is under threat and we feel the Constitution is seriously under threat with regards to developments at the NPA."
The foundation has since established a litigation fund.
"Anybody is welcome to donate to our litigation fund and from that we pay legal expenses as we have done in the case of Glynnis."
The NPA has moved Breytenbach from its headquarters to the Director of Public Prosecutions office.
Breytenbach has been trying to compel the NPA to allow her to return to her position at the Specialised Commercial Crimes Unit.