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ANC calls on DA to suspend Breytenbach

The ANC says the DA should practice what it preaches and suspend MP Glynnis Breytenbach.

DA MP and former prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach. Picture: Mandy Wiener/EWN"

JOHANNESBURG - The ANC chief whip's office has called on the Democratic Alliance (DA) to suspend Member of Parliament (MP) and former prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach after the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) announced it has laid charges against her.

Breytenbach is expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of obstruction and defeating ends of justice along with her lawyer Gerhard Wagenaar for allegedly deleting information belonging to the ANC.

The DA says it will not take any action against Breytenbach adding that the NPA's bid to charge her for something that happened in 2012 is political in nature.

But the ANC says the DA is acting out of desperation as they are cornered into an embarrassing situation.

ANC spokesperson Moloto Mothapo says the DA should practice what it preaches and suspend her.

"The charges that have been levelled against her by the NPA are very serious and it will be indefensible and undesirable to have somebody who is facing such serious criminal charges occupying the position of a Member of Parliament."