'Breytenbach case has serious implications for the health of SA's democracy'

Lawson Naidoo on Monday said the NPA's case against Glynnis Breytenbach has serious implications for the health of South Africa's democracy.

702/Cape Talk's Redi Tlhabi spoke to Naidoo on the matter, who is executive secretary of the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution.

Listen to the interview below:

Breytenbach is claiming that this is part of a political conspiracy. That the timing coincides with the review application that the Democratic Alliance has brought against the president for not taking action against Advocate Jiba.

Lawson Naidoo, Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution

They would need to convince the court that they have sufficient evidence from which to base the charge, whatever the charge may be.

Lawson Naidoo, Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution

If there's evidence that Glynnis Breytenbach broke the law, then she must face the consequences for that.

Lawson Naidoo, Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution

The issue around the circumstances in which the perjury charges against Advocate Jiba were dropped are unclear.

Lawson Naidoo, Council for the Advancement of the South African

At the most fundamental level, it is a key institution within the criminal justice sector.

Lawson Naidoo,Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution

This article first appeared on 702 : 'Breytenbach case has serious implications for the health of SA's democracy'


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