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State witness argues data was not permanently deleted in Breytenbach case

The trial of former prosecutor and DA MP, Glynnis Breytenbach started this week in the Pretoria North Magistrates Court.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has accused Breytenbach and her attorney, Gerhard Wagenaar of defeating the ends of justice and contravening the NPA Act.

In 2012, the pair allegedly deleted files from Breytenbach’s official work computer when she was being investigated for misconduct in a mining rights case.

A state witness in the case, former NPA chief executive Karen van Rensburg, conceded that information Glynnis Breytenbach deleted from her work laptop was automatically backed up on a server, reports EWN's Barry Bateman.

The concession was that while the information was deleted, it was automatically backed up. There was nothing that was lost. In fact, the investigators in her matter had successfully retrieved the data from the servers.

Barry Bateman, EWN reporter

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