Breytenbach: NPA can charge me if they want

NPA has referred a report to police which recommends Breytenbach be charged.

Former prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach. Picture: Mandy Wiener/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Former prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach says if the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) wants to charge her then it should go ahead and do so.

Its emerged that the NPA has referred a final report by its Integrity Management Unit to the police recommending Breytenbach be charged with corruption, fraud and racketeering.

Breytenbach was suspended by the NPA for her handling of a mining rights case but has always claimed that she was targeted for persisting with the prosecution of former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli.

She is now a Democratic Alliance Member of Parliament.

Breytenbach says she hasn't seen the draft or the final report by the NPA's Integrity Management Unit despite requests to see them.

Referring queries to her lawyer, she says the NPA must charge her if it believes it has enough evidence to do so.

The report has been referred to National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega who will now have to decide whether to pursue a criminal investigation.

Its alleged Breytenbach had an inappropriate relationship with businessman Nathan Kirsh and advocate Andre Bezuidenhout.

The NPA has suggested her lifestyle should be audited and her business interests probed.