WATCH: Breytenbach details withdrawal from NDPP race

Glynnis Breytenbach enjoyed a long career with the National Prosecuting Authority. Now a DA MP, she’s decided to withdraw from the running, for the position of National Director of Public Prosecutions. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG – Democratic Alliance Member of Parliament Glynnis Breytenbach, says the only way to rid the National Prosecution Authority of what she calls toxic politicisation is to appoint a head who will prosecute without fear of favour.

Breytenbach withdrew her candidacy for the position, just hours before interviews began in Pretoria.

Eleven shortlisted candidates are being interviewed for the position as National Director of Public Prosecutions.

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She says the NDPP should be apolitical.

“I have propagated the view in the past that the national director should be someone who is fiercely independent, will prosecute without fear, favour and prejudice. 

“Someone who will right the wrongs in the NPA and do away with the toxic politicisation.”

DA leader Mmusi Maimane, believes Breytenbach, would have made an exceptional National Director of Public Prosecutions but he says he respects the fact that she is standing on principle.

Watch the full media briefing above. 



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