Breytenbach to serve notice period

Glynnis Breytenbach says she will work for the NPA until the end of April.

Prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach. Picture: Mandy Wiener/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Public prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach says she will work for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) for another three months after resigning last week to join the Democratic Alliance (DA).

It is unclear whether her name is featuring on the party's candidate lists to go to Parliament after the upcoming elections.

Seven names have been blacked out, one of them ranked at number eight on the Gauteng list.

Her lawyer Gerhard Wagenaar could not confirm whether she is one of the confidential candidates.

Wagenaar says they are still waiting for the NPA to respond after she resigned on Friday.

"In terms of her employment contract, she needs to give a month's notice. She has informed the employer that her resignation will be receptive on 30 April this year. We don't know what the reaction of the NPA is going to be."

On Saturday, the DA announced its candidate lists for the upcoming national elections.

DA leader Helen Zille said some candidates, who also made it onto the list, walked over from other political parties, but stopped short of saying whether the confidential candidates include journalists.

She did however stress that no journalist will be allowed to continue to write for a publication while representing the party in Parliament.

Zille said the confidential candidates would be given time to inform their employers before their names were released ahead of the elections.