THE RULE OF LAW, a memoir

: Breytenbach (G.) & Brodie (N.)

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259pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017


A memoir by former state prosecutor for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Glynnis Breytenbach, as told to journalist Nechama Brodie. In 2012, after working for the NPA for 26 years, she was suspended as senior prosecutor and had criminal charges levelled against her. She was acquitted on all charges. She claims her threat to go to court to challenge her superiors’ decision to withdraw fraud and corruption charges against controversial crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli was behind her suspension and the subsequent criminal charges. Breytenbach is now a Member of Parliament for the Democratic Alliance and South Africa's Shadow Minister of Justice.

"I was always impressed with the fairness and high level of integrity shown by Glynnis. But, above all, I like the fire in her. She truly has fire in her belly." Advocate Vusi Pikoli, National Director of Public Prosecutions (2005 - 2007)