Investigation elite unit, the Hawks have reiterated that the case of DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach won’t be jeopardized irrespective of the fact that the MP’s docket got missing.
Confirming the incidence, the Hawks said the docket in the case against DA MP Breytenbach was stolen from the investigator’s car in Sunnyside on Friday.
“The fact that this docket has been stolen will not jeopardise the case in any manner, the copy has already been made and it includes every piece of evidence that is in the original document,” the Hawks said.
Speaking more, the Hawk’s Robert Netshiunda asserted that the detective was parked on the side on the road in Sunnyside while making a quick turn at his offices.
“A suspect broke into the car of one of the detectives investigating the case and only stole the docket, but by the time it was stolen we had already given a copy to the defence.”
He however added that the investigation unit has opened a case of theft at the Sunnyside Police Station.
Meanwhile, MP Glynnis Breytenbach has responded to the theft of the docket relating to her charged case stating that she had no knowledge about the it. She further described the theft as “ludicrous”.
“I think it is completely ludicrous that it was stolen, I can’t believe it. If the police mislaid the docket, they can come and get a copy from us, because we have copies,” she told the Pretoria News on Wednesday.
Also, NPA spokesman Luvuyo Mfako refused to say a word about the lost docket and requested that all questions be directed to the Hawks.
Breytenbach appeared in court last week where two additional charges of fraud and perjury were added to the indictment, which includes contravening provisions of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Act.
Charges of fraud and perjury were added to the four charges that Democratic Alliance MP Glynnis Breytenbach is facing when she made the brief appearance before the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on March 16.
She was initially charged for allegedly contravening the National Prosecutions Authority (NPA) Act. In 2012 Glynnis Breytenbach was internally investigated by NPA for misconduct.
In 2013, she was cleared of some 15 charges. She was later transferred from her post as regional head of the specialized commercial crimes unit.
Afterwards, she joined the DA and became the party’s Justice spokesperson. Meanwhile, after appearing in court on Wednesday March 16, Breytenbach described the two additional charges levelled against her by the NPA as
That same day, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) confirmed that two additional charges of fraud and perjury were added to the initial charge sheet.
Opposition parties have also called on the Democratic Alliance to suspend the DA MP following the allegations levelled against her.
But party leader Mmusi Maimane kicked against the move, saying that the party won’t suspend her.