Breytenbach set to appear in court on Monday

The NPA has laid charges against Breytenbach and her former legal representative Gerhard Wagenaar.

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

JOHANNESBURG - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says it has relevant and sufficient evidence to charge Democratic Alliance (DA) MP and former prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach for obstructing and defeating the ends of justice as well as contravening the National Prosecution Authority Act.

On Friday, the NPA announced that Breytenbach and her former legal representative Gerhard Wagenaar will appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Monday.

The NPA says the two refused to hand over an official laptop to officials who were investigating acts of misconduct against Breytenbach during her tenure as head of the specialised commercial crimes unit in 2012.

NPA's Luvuyo Mfako says, "These charges emanate from an internal investigation that was conducted by the institution. When they looked at the docket they decided that there's sufficient evidence to institute criminal prosecution."