Mdluli takes on Breytenbach, 2 officials
SUSPENDED police crime intelligence head Richard Mdluli has laid criminal charges against Glynnis Breytenbach and two others, the police said.
Mdluli has accused Breytenbach, prosecutor Gerrie Nel and Hawks investigating officer Kobus Roelofse of conspiring to kill him.
National police spokesman Solomon Makgale confirmed that charges had been laid on Thursday, and said the police were investigating.
Breytenbach was suspended from the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on April 30 last year.
She claimed that the then acting national director of public prosecutions, Nomgcobo Jiba, suspended her to stop her from prosecuting Mdluli on fraud and other charges.
In May, Breytenbach was found not guilty on 15 counts by a disciplinary hearing which sat at the NPA head office in Pretoria.
A core charge against the anti- graft prosecutor was failing to act impartially when investigating the Kumba Iron Ore/Sishen and Imperial Crown Trading mining rights matter, because of “improper relations” with Sishen’s lawyer Mike Hellens.
Other charges included “surreptitiously leaking” NPA inside information to Beeld journalist Sonja Carstens, giving her official NPA laptop to her lawyer, and maligning the NPA in the media.
On Monday, the high court in Pretoria ruled that Mdluli, the NPA and the police’s specialised commercial crime unit may appeal against a ruling that charges must be reinstated against Mdluli.
On September 23 the same court ordered that criminal and disciplinary charges be reinstated against the suspended police head. – Sapa
TO COURT: Richard Mdluli